Prior to the release of National Geographic Documentary Films' Science Fair, we had the opportunity to sit down with a few of the cast members (student, Kashfia Rahman and Dr. Serena McCalla) and filmmaker and director, Cristina Costantini. The film focuses on nine high school students from around the world who are in competiton to prepare for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The film shows how they navigate rivalries, setbacks, hormones and more as they make their way to ISEF. Upon arrival, 1,700 of the smartest teens from 78 different countries will face off, where one will be named, Best in Fair. The film also follows one of the teachers to provide perspective on how she works to train and prepare her students as they embark upon this intellectual quest.
Viewers will enjoy insight into the victories, frustrations, defeats and motivations of men and women who are making their voice and intelligence known.
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