Directed by Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg
Maandag 14 oktober , 19:30 - 21:30
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Prijs: € 5,00 incl. btw (Student) € 10,00 incl. btw (Anderen)

Fascinated by an eccentric elementary particle, two filmmakers embark on a journey to the Super-Kamiokande Neutrino Detector, a prestigious physics experiment located more than a thousand meters deep in a mountain in Japan.

There will be a live Q&A with the filmmakers after the film.

Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Japanese, Dutch. Subtitles: English

In the village on Mount Ikeno-yama, international scientists live and work alongside the local people and their spiritual leaders. Two worlds come together that at first glance seem unrelated: the living world of the elderly residents of a former mining village and the research world of international physicists conducting scientific research inside the same mountain. While one group studies the visible nature around them - the mountains, trees, animals, water, and wind - the other looks at the “invisible nature” of the neutrino, trying to find out if the so-called ghost particle can explain the origin of the universe. 

Neutrino is a poetic-philosophical documentary about the interconnectedness of an elementary particle, "countless gods," chestnut-picking, pixels on a computer screen, and the art of tofu-making. Through encounters with colorful scientists and villagers, the film shows how the elusive neutrino manages to bridge the gap between scientific research and village life, between the invisible quantum world and tangible reality, and between the will to know and the magic of not knowing.

Hannie van den Bergh and Jan van den Berg made their debut as filmmakers in 2008 with the award-winning documentary Higgs - into the heart of imagination, about the search for the legendary Higgs particle. Their work (both individually and together) can be characterized as an adventurous dialogue between art and science, with a special focus on its social relevance.

Live Q&A with the filmmakers
After the film, both filmmakers will join us for a Q&A to discuss the scientific and artistic challenges and considerations in making this film.  

SG & USE/ITEC registration
Please register for SG & USE/ITEC by scanning your student ID card at the venue.
More information about SG & USE/ITEC can be found here

Ticket information
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket by clicking on the black “order” button on this page.
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Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no pre-film advertisements) and the cinema hall opens at 19:10. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time. 

The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the Student Film Committee and Natlab.

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