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Science.Art.Film 2023 Series: Elysium

"Elysium" is a thought-provoking science-fiction film that explores the consequences of technology, innovation and social injustice.

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23 Mar 2023 | 6 - 8pm
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Dr Anna Sophie Jürgens
Dr Ehsan Naval
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$5 per person. 


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Wednesday, 23 March 2023 at 6:00 PM
Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating, please register in advance


‘Miporol, extremely potent, will keep you functioning normally until your death. Please take one pill with each meal. Thank you for your service.’  

Elysium is a thought-provoking science-fiction film that explores the consequences of technology, innovation and social injustice.  

Set in a dystopian future where technology has created a society divided by class and wealth, the movie follows a factory worker named Max (Matt Damon) as he fights to bridge the gap between the privileged elite and the struggling masses. 

With powerful performances from Damon and Jodie Foster, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Elysium is a must-see for anyone interested in the impact of technology on society and the importance of responsible innovation. 

Join us for the screening and stay for a stimulating discussion about the themes of the film and its relevance to today's world.

Presented on a 35mm film print from the NFSA collection.



Dr Ehsan Nabavi is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and the Head of the Responsible Innovation Lab at the Australian National University. As an engineer-sociologist his research explores the intersection of technology and society.   

Other speakers to be announced soon. 

This screening is part of the SCIENCE. ART. FILM. series presented by the National Film and Sound Archive, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and ANU Humanities Research Centre.


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