Body Awareness

It’s Body Awareness Week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home.

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Lucy

The title character of Lucy is a thirteen-year old girl with Autism.  Her mother, Vivian, is an anthropologist who wants absolutely nothing to do with her.

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Longitude

In 1714 the English Parliament offered a prize of L20,000 to whoever could solve the problem of identifying longitude accurately and reliably at sea.

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Ada and the Engine

Ada Byron is a curious young woman and mathematician who is being pushed for a prestigious marriage by her mother, hoping to repair their damaged reputation set by the late Lord Byron.

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The Children

After a nuclear disaster at the nearby power plant where they used to work, married couple Hazel and Robin are approached by their colleague Rose.

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Evolution

As Henry struggles to inject life into his thesis on Charles Darwin, a simple question becomes most perplexing: What do you want?

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Lenin’s Embalmers

After Vladimir Lenin’s death in 1924, Jewish scientists Boris Zbarsky and Vladimir Vorobiov are assigned to preserve his body for eternity, or die for failing to do so.

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Isaac’s Eye

To understand light and optics better, young Isaac Newton inserted a long needle “between my eye and the bone, as near to the backside of my eye as I could.” Why take such a risk?

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God and Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking faces many challenges in his life, examples being the challenges of scientific exploration and discovery, challenges with his health, and personal challenges such as continuing to be a husband and father.

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