The Wonder Collaborative is the feature film unit of the SCL. Our first two productions — HUMAN NATURE and PICTURE A SCIENTIST — were broadcast and streamed around the globe, reaching the scientific and educational communities, as well as the general public. We have several projects in development and production on topics like the power of observation in scientific discovery and knowledge, the legacy and current reality of the experiences of Black researchers in the scientific enterprise, the complex interrelationship between humans and trees, and the quest to understand the bioluminescent phenomenon of the milky seas.
Our work includes research to learn more about the power of film in the public’s understanding and appreciation of science, and evaluation on our film's impacts. We are also building a robust network for enabling the content to reach broad audiences.
The cinematic approach and underlying principles for science filmmaking we pioneer at the Wonder Collaborative infuses the short films the SCL produces for educational audiences and the public. This includes focusing on equity and inclusion, amplifying the voices of scientists, demystifying the process of science, and using evidence-based experimentation and evaluation. We embrace nuance and complexity to tell impactful stories.
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