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Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet

Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet

There exists a world where death creates life, where suicides without sadness occur billions of times an hour, where every individual does exactly what is required by the society as a whole. It is a world of highly sophisticated communication, of vast depth and endless mystery. It is utterly alien, yet it is also, in every moment, creating us all. Death by Design is a guided tour of the invisible world of our cells, told through a collage of metaphors. State-of-the-art micro-cinematography is playfully intercut with parallel images from life at the human scale: a hundred lighted violins, imploding buildings, pieces of film on the cutting room floor. Our scientist-guides include two Nobel prizewinners, Rita Levi-Montalcini and Robert Horvitz.