Every atom in our bodies was fused in the body of an ancient star. NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explains how the iron in our blood connects us to one of the most violent acts in the universe—a supernova explosion—and what the universe might look like when all the stars die out.
This video is a collaboration between The Atlantic and SoundVision Productions’ The Really Big Questions. Listen to TRBQ’s one-hour radio special “What is a Good Death?” distributed by Public Radio International.
And we could use metadata to turn disjointed footage into a single narrative.
Meet the students and staff at Tuscaloosa’s all-black Central High School in a short documentary film by Maisie Crow.
Hours of staring at screen is hurting our vision, but we are not powerless.
An ex-con tries to bring mindfulness to a state penitentiary.
In a park in downtown London, directors Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley set out to ask the most intimate questions of unsuspecting joggers. With the idea that the unconventional interview location would drop the runners’ guards, the filmmakers were able to elicit candid, funny, and oftentimes moving responses.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Rochlitz talks about the impetus for the film, and how they captured the runners in motion.
On Sundays, legions of dirt bike riders take to the streets of Baltimore popping wheelies, evading police, and cruising at extreme speeds. The group of riders called the 12 O’Clock Boys has inspired a new documentary out this month. The film follows a young boy named Pug for three years as he aspires to gain acceptance within the group. In the excerpt above, we are introduced to Pug and get to experience the city’s bike culture through a series of ethereal slow motion images.
In an interview with The Atlantic, director Lotfy Nathan discusses this controversial subculture and his own motivations for making the film.
A comic short film reenacts real-life romance.