4:00 PM, Sunday, Nov 9, 2014
UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater
Add To Calendar 20141109 16:00 20141109 1414778400 America/New_York VFF: SlingShot

SlingShot focuses on the extensive efforts by noted inventor Dean Kamen, renowned for the development of the Segway Human Transporter, to help solve the world’s water crisis. His most recent feat of engineering in a string of humanitarian, medically-focused inventions is SlingShot – a vapor compression distiller to eliminate water borne pathogens, tracing it from its earliest development through recent trials in Ghana and around the world. This work is more than just a character study – it delves into the integral need for creativity in engineering to solve daunting issues facing people across the globe. Discussion with director Paul Lazarus, Dana Elzey (U.Va.), Teri Kent, Robbi Savage, and Giles Morris

Supported by Vibethink

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