Interviews

SCIENCE FAIR – Contestant Robbie & Teacher Dr. McCalla talks the importance of the documentary (Exclusive)

SCIENCE FAIR is an inspirational documentary about students from different backgrounds who participated at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). SCIENCE FAIR premiered in Los Angeles and New York on September 21 and expands on September 28 and showcases the next generations of smart kids! To find a theater near you, please click here.

Check out the exclusive interview with one of the students and competitor Robbie Barrat and the teacher and counselor Dr. McCalla, the first woman of color who is dedicating her life to helping young immigrants to compete in the stage of international science. We talked about the importance of this documentary, about the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), advice for those who reach this international science fair, and much more:

About the film

Science Fair poster_Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

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