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SlingShot (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, News | 10 July 2015 (USA)
SlingShot focuses on noted Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world's water crisis. An eccentric genius with a provocative world view, Kamen is an inspiration for future ... See full summary »

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SlingShot focuses on noted Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world's water crisis. An eccentric genius with a provocative world view, Kamen is an inspiration for future scientists. His inventions help people in need and ease suffering. SlingShot is about an indomitable man who just might have enough passion and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions. Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. Kamen reminisces about improving home dialysis technology and choosing to forgo parenthood while lamenting he has only one lifetime for inventing. SlingShot is both an inspirational character study and a look at Kamen's vapor compression distiller from its earliest development through recent trials in rural Ghana and beyond. Written by Anonymous

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During the movie, Dean Kamen joked that he should be credited as the "official clapper." The final scene in the movie alludes to this with a sequence of Dean Kamen clapping and the credits do in fact list Kamen as "Clapper." See more »

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A must!
3 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

This documentary works in so many levels. Its provocative, inspiring, philosophical, political, etc. It talks about important recent concepts and issues like global sustainability and different approaches and ways of solving issues when you are developing an innovation as well as how to make it a reality(whatever the subject matter is) even showing flaws on our current system to approach global matters. Not only we get to know a contemporary genius and a glimpse of how his mind works but a person that is fighting for a better world. A must to help bring and make science exciting to everybody. It is definitely a great tool for parents and educators.


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