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SlingShot (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, News | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Paul Lazarus

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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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The uncredited pundit who says that the Segway failed because, "at $5,000, it's a pretty expensive toy," is Patrick Olsen, Editor-in-Chief of Cars.com. See more »

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Dean Kamen is Changing the World!
4 June 2015 | by nickjgallSee all my reviews

This film is just as entertaining as it is informative and just as whimsical as it is dead serious.

The world is in desperate need of clean, uncontaminated water. "You could empty half of all the hospital beds in all the world by just giving people clean water." "A 21st century problem is in need of a 21st century solution." Dean Kamen is the man with that solution. His new device, the SlingShot, is transcendent in its ability to purify ANY type of contaminated water. This machine is a work of true genius in its capability, efficiency, and mobility.

Dean Kamen's relentless determination and drive make his subtle quirks and lighthearted sense of humor that much more endearing. SlingShot takes an intimate look at one man's life and his mission to change the world for the better.

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