Minds Wide Open, a documentary commissioned by the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI), was recently awarded three New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. The 60-minute film features innovative scientists and doctors from UC Berkeley, Caltech, Harvard, Fudan University-affiliated Huashan Hospital, Oxford (Jesus College) and Stanford. These experts present compelling advances in brain research, psychiatry, biology, robotics and artificial intelligence – and demonstrate how they can help people whose lives are affected by brain disease and disorders.
The film was conceived as a tool for engaging policy makers, funders and members of the public, exciting them about progress in the field and making the point that more support is needed in order to achieve meaningful scientific breakthroughs. It debuted on the Discovery Channel in September 2018 and shortly thereafter won three Gold Awards in the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in the medical, educational and science & technology categories. In December 2018, the film won a Gold Standard Award in Hong Kong for Broadcast and Video from Public Affairs Asia.
A free 26 minute version of the film is available on YouTube
Read more on the TCCI website