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Finnish Exposure
Science Documentaries

Thu 30 January 2020

The Other Side of Mars by Minna Lånsgtröm asks what we know via images taken on Mars. Who Made You? by Iiris Härmä explores our future with Artificial Intelligence.

The Other Side of Mars

NASA roboticist and Curiosity-rover driver Vandi Verma works on Mars on a daily basis from her desk at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Los Angeles. Her work of navigating the rover in the Martian terrain relies to a large part on images and the technologically advanced use of them. Director Minna Långström, with a visual arts background, creates a philosophical journey into the world of Martian photography. Through the lenses of various experts, we learn how NASA's' images are made, used and manipulated for the sake of science, but also for reaching the public. Mars is the ideal place for an investigation into our paradoxical relationship to photography. Do images reflect reality or shape it?

Who Made You?

Artificial intelligence is reaching our mental and physical existence like never before in the history of human kind. The film leads us to the world of cyborgs, sex robots and androids. Eye-opening scenes from Finland, Spain, Sweden, Greece and Japan reveals the on-going processes and developments in global level. The film asks what the development of AI means to us as human beings. What does it mean for humanity, community, and how it will affect our perception of human? What are the values we want to hold on to?