USA (105 mins, dir. Laura Nix)
Students from Indonesia, India, Mexico and Hawaii prepare to take the Olympics of world science fairs by storm.

This compelling, globe-trotting documentary from director Laura Nix charts the experiences of seven young scientists as they prepare for the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Tackling issues such as water pollution, air quality and even the levels of arsenic found in local soils after natural disasters, these seven inspiring teenagers grapple with problems that are directly affecting their homelands as they also struggle with the day-to-day hassles of being a kid on the verge of adulthood.

An antidote to the current global political discourse where climate change is denied and new technologies are thwarted for the sake of profits, Inventing Tomorrow might just give hope for a better future. With echoes of the crowd favourite spelling bee doc Spellbound (MIFF 2003), Inventing Tomorrow is a joyous celebration of adolescent determination.

Inventing Tomorrow is a documentary about badass teenagers who will save all of us.” – Nerdist

09/08/20181:30pmACMI 2Past event
13/08/201811:00amACMI 2Past event


Language: English, Indonesian and Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Classroom discussion points: Science and technology, the environment, cross-cultural exchange, hope for the future
Age suitability advice: MIFF recommends this film as suitable for ages 10+

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