The Visit - An Alien Encounter at Room Art Space
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Date:
Sep 2, 2015 5:30pm
Organized by: ROOM Art Space, Dance Studio & Cafe.
Venue: ROOM Art Space, Dance Studio & Cafe.
Address: 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin st., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/489584477873596/


it is an international screening of the Documentary "The Visit" followed by a live-cast panel with filmmaker and a scientist and a live greeting from outer space!!

 

THE EVENT
is live-cast from an emergency news-bunker, built for extreme situations
(nuclear war, invasions etc.). The interactive cross-border
audience participation creates a real time encounter between audiences
around the world, exploring our response as one humanity to
an alien visit.
Audiences from all participating venues can, via tweets and
text-messages, ask questions to the director and the participating
scientists to be answered via live tweet right after the event.

 

THE VISIT - AN ALIEN ENCOUNTER
is a scientific and philosophical feature documentary about Humankind's
approach to the unknown, explored through the hypothetical
visit of alien intelligent life. The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
in Vienna, as well as leading scientists from NASA, ESA, and the
International Space University (ISU) present their expertise,
knowledge and insecurities about how to tackle such an event. The
film builds up a chillingly believable scenario of first contact on
Earth, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here?
How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see
in ourselves?

 

TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE1 (CEST)
18:30 Seating 
19.00 Introduction by the hosts before the film
(Live cast from Bunker)
19.05 THE VISIT film screening (83 mins).
20.30 Welcome back by host - to audiences all over.
20.35 New speech to alien civilizations (a 2015 version of
Waldheim's Voyager Speech)
20.45 Greeting from space (astronaut)
20.50 Host establishes encounters between audiences around
Europe, encourages questions and introduces Prof. Chris
Welch, Michael Madsen and other panel members, who
will respond to them after the event through Live Chat
 

Free entry but limited number of seats so try to be early to reserve your spot.