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Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2017)

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Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Jeff Bridges ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Burrows Steve Burrows ... Himself
Christian Collier ... Child Playing in Water
Jordan Dove ... Extra
Jay Garcia Jay Garcia ... Lorenzo Santillian
Angelica Hernandez Angelica Hernandez ... Herself
Tori Osborn ... Judge
Menzer Pelivan Menzer Pelivan ... Herself
Jeff Rojo Jeff Rojo ... MIT Student
Josh Schultz ... Robotics Engineer
Christopher Studenka ... Robotics Judge
Haley Tibbs Haley Tibbs ... Extra


Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, DREAM BIG celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's largest screens, DREAM BIG reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

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A heartfelt story of human ingenuity


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17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Give us inspiration for engineering and I, as an engineer, was encouraged!
16 February 2019 | by MasanoriHiranoSee all my reviews

I saw this IMAX movie in California Science Center just 2 years ago, and recently I also saw this movie on Netflix.

First of all, this movie gave me more energy to engineering. How huge what the engineering made and is going to make is and the contributions of engineering. It is mainly focused on some kind of architecture or specific project. I'm not a member of these kinds of research areas, but these inspired me so much.

The title "Dream big" seemed to mean the dream to make big things, e.g., big buildings, huge bridge, and so on at first impression. But, I think there are bigger meanings: Dream can make it possible to create a new world we can not imagine now, and we as engineers have to dream big.

When I saw this movie the first time is the sophomore of my university in Japan. Of course, some of you who can use English natively think it as childish because the narration is very easy and might make you sleepy. But the main theme of this movie is more than appearance.

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