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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Quantum Tamers

With a subtitle of Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future, Quantum Tamers takes us to 16 cities in six countries and into the minds of some of the world's most brilliant scientists to reveal some of the magic and mystery behind quantum physics.
March 20, 2009


With a subtitle of Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future, Quantum Tamers takes us to 16 cities in six countries and into the minds of some of the world’s most brilliant scientists to reveal some of the magic and mystery behind quantum physics.
While studies of the perplexing activities of atoms and subatomic particles have brought a wealth of discoveries and innovations – ranging from lasers to MRIs to DVDs – the talking heads of Quantum Tamers, including Stephen Hawking and quantum teleportation expert Anton Zeilinger, tell us, in more scientific terms, ‘we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.’
File under scintillating science.
Partners: Title Entertainment, for The Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, distributed through Electric Sky Distribution (Brighton)
Length: 1 x 48 minutes
Wrapping: March 2009
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding Canada

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.