Pioneers, At the Edge of Understanding is a documentary series devoted to remarkable contemporary thinkers who had the courage to question paradigms, go against the “publish or perish” system, and remain (mostly) independent. It is a series of intimate encounters with those great minds of the modern world.
This ongoing project was previously produced by the POLITYKA weekly, supported generously by the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. Recently it has been nourished by the Santa Fe Institute.
I find the human element of a theory as important as the concrete outcome, verified by the Popperian trial-and-refutation method – and often overlooked. Pioneers is an expression of this reasoning. Each episode is tuned to the modus operandi of the person portrayed, each grew organically during the process of close collaboration.
Karol Jalochowski is a physicist acting as a Third Culture journalist, documentary film maker, and visual artist. He worked for Polityka weekly, Polish Public Radio, Scientific American. He was the first Outreach Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. He is also a recipient/nominee of the Grand Press Award.
He is the author of over 200 essays, reviews, reportages, and a series of in-depth, one-to-one interviews with some of the most fascinating contemporary scientists. A collection of the conversations is embodied by the book – The Heretics, the Rebels, the Visionaries (CCPress, 2019)
He is the author of Reality Lost, a feature documentary on the consequences of the discovery of quantum entanglement. As something of a continuation, he has been working his own original film series – Pioneers.
His films were presented by Polish Public Television, Kraków Film Festival, Academia Film Olomouc, ArtScience Museum (Singapore), Universum: Museo de las Ciencias (Mexico City), FANK Science Film Festival (Moscow), Bienal Internacional de Cine Científico (Madrid), et al.
Don’t hesitate to contact Karol.