Thu 02/19/15

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Imagine Science Abu Dhabi Opening Night and Panel Discussion
The festival kicks off with a lavish feature film treatment of subject inherent to life in the Persian Gulf -- our complicated relationship with water. Water shapes our lives, and our reliance on it reshapes the world in turn. Join us for a stunning exploration of water across the globe.

Thu 02/19/15

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Avant Arabia
A far-reaching survey of new science films produced within NYU's institutes all over the world!

Fri 02/20/15

12:00 am - 10:30 pm

Feature: Scientific Polyphony
For our evening feature film, we'll take science beyond film and into sound and music.

Fri 02/20/15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shorts: Dreams and Delusions
Our senses, and so all of physical reality, are mediated by our brains. But can they always be trusted? These films concerns neuroscience, those points at which our brains deceive us, and those other points where we may be inspired, or guided, by things glimpsed in dream.

Fri 02/20/15

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Shorts: Futures
Where are we now, and where are we going? Science fiction is a precision tool for analyzing the present, and so these glimpses into the social and technological future (and not to mention the futuristic present already upon us!) offer us a clearer idea of where the Middle East and rest of the world stand poised today.

Sat 02/21/15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Feature and shorts: Seeking the Night Sky
A program on astronomy and overcoming the limitations that life might otherwise impose.

Sat 02/21/15

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Closing Night Shorts and Panel: Where Land Meets Water
The festival closes with a short film program followed by a panel discussion. Humanity has an uncertain symbiosis with the ocean's the cover 3/4 of the globe. They're an enormous tapped and untapped natural resource, but also threaten our shores with rising water and unpredictable weather, even as they maintain a grip on the imagination. These films are all about our complicated relationship with the water around us.