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The Buzz: Science in the Cinema

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As scientists often lament, science in the entertainment industry is often ignored or misportrayed outside the realm of science fiction. But two compelling new documentaries have ScienceBloggers hopeful that their messages will have the mass-market appeal of films such as An Inconvenient Truth or Fast Food Nation. The End of the Line, which Darren Naish calls “captivating, charismatic and beautifully filmed,” investigates the alarming effects of overfishing and the exploitation of marine resources. Food Inc., co-produced by Fast Food Nation director Eric Schlosser, aims to expose the extent of corporate control over food production and tell us why this hurts consumers. Check out ScienceBloggers’ early reviews of both films.

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