Chimera Experiments kicks off 10th Annual ISFF
A dissection of identity in ten chapters
CHIMERA EXPERIMENTS has been in the works for the last 6 months in over 5 countries and has been knitted into a feature film entitled "MOSAIC" - a science-driven anthology film about identity in its natural and artificial forms. The film examines how interactions with other beings shape our existence.

The film is composed of ten chapters directed by ten emerging filmmakers and features stories from the most influential scientists of our time. As a mixed genre, science-driven anthology film, Mosaic is the first of its kind featuring ten visionary, international filmmakers and stories from the most influential scientists of our time.

A first look at the film will open the 10th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival at the New School Tishman Auditorium on Friday, October 13 at 7pm.

Filmmakers & Scientists featured in the film will be in attendance.
See below for a sneak-peak of the 10 chapters
A wiser intelligence might now truthfully say of us at this point: here is a chimera, a new and very odd species come shambling into our universe, a mix of Stone Age emotion, medieval self-image, and godlike technology. The combination makes the species unresponsive to the forces that count most for its own long-term survival.
— EO Wilson
The Mask Task (Josephine Decker)
With documentary audio material and Butoh dance, the multi-age performers are invited to take shapes, organize themselves in nightmare poses and free-form improvisations and create moving tapestries that allow our audience to create its own interpretation of the mysteries of human emotion, stress and fear.
Orfeo Nel Canale Alimentare (Rachel Mayeri)
In this animated opera, Orpheus attempts to rescue Eurydice from a bout of indigestion by crossing the river of her inner-under world. But in the alimentary canal there are no heroes, only the multitudes.
Insān (Alexis Gambis)
A young man with a sttutter shares with us the story of the first speaking Arabian Oryx "Mozaik" that changed the course of his life and for that matter the future of humankind.
Random Legal Move (Noah Hutton)
For years Clarice has kept her father's work hidden, as she works a menial job at the local rec center. But after a renowned neuroscientist makes her a tempting offer, Clarice must make a decision whether to guard his secret or give the last piece of her father's genius away.

Lichen (Sally Warring)
The journey of the Fungus on its hunt for the perfect Algal mate punctuated by events that occur in the Lichen lifecycle.
The Fortress (Miryam Charles)
Four days after being declared dead, a young girl miraculously find a way to communicate with her mother leading her to find a way save her. With the help of a mad scientist, she and her husband will embark a journey to Haïti.
Caroni (Ian Harnarine)
An immigrant in New York tries to become a Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) bird, so that she can travel back to the Caribbean for her child's birthday party.
Mother, a fairy tale (Barry J Gibb)
How far would you go to get what you want? In the near future, Jill is a rare survivor in a world nature tore apart, a woman whose powerful maternal urges are thwarted by a scarcity of men.
Realm of an inner child (Jeannette Louie)
In a tale about fetal microchimerism, a woman experiences the persistent loss of her child who died in utero many years earlier. Her sadness is eased by the knowledge of their molecular bond as the child's fetal cells were absorbed by her body and a microchimera was created. During a brief interlude, they share a discourse that reveals their enduring physiological attachment.
The Breeder (Demelza Kooij)
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