Award Winning American University Filmmaker Discusses Bringing Science to Life on Screen

by Peter D. Marshall

by Matthew C. Nisbet.

In February, as part of the Science in Society Film and Lecture series at American University, we hosted a screening of the PBS series The Human Spark. Hosted by Alan Alda, the series was directed by School of Communication professor Larry Engel and was awarded the AAAS Kavli prize for broadcast science journalism. Human Spark explores what makes us unique from other animal species, probing our ancestry, past and human nature.

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