14 Feb “DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World” Opening at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater March 1
By Malerie Shelton-Mshelton@navalaviationmuseum.org
February 15, 2017 –Pensacola, Fl—Soar above the world’s tallest bridge and travel at speeds approaching 700 mph when MacGillivray Freeman’s new film, “DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World,” arrives at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater on March 1. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, DREAM BIG celebrates human ingenuity and innovation while offering an exciting new perspective on what it means to be an engineer.
From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities—DREAM BIG showcases engineering marvels big and small. With its inspiring human stories—including a young woman engineer building bridges in undeveloped countries and an underprivileged high school robotics team that succeeds against all odds—DREAM BIG reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.
DREAM BIG is the first giant screen project of its kind to promote the educational STEM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
“Parents and teachers are looking for ways to turn kids on to science and engineering,” says director Greg MacGillivray, a two-time Academy Award nominee and chairman of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “With DREAM BIG, we wanted to bring something new to that effort with an entertaining, visually spectacular film full of stirring human stories that reveal the impact engineers have on our society. We hope it energizes kids of all ages, especially girls, to think about engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world.”
“I am a believer in encouraging our youth to make a difference in the world, and DREAM BIG encourages young people to do just that,” says narrator Jeff Bridges.
“DREAM BIG is more than a film. It is part of a larger campaign that aims to give everyone, children and adults, hands-on engineering experiences,” says Shaun MacGillivray, the film’s producer and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “All of the educational programming surrounding this film is designed to give kids of all ages and backgrounds the inspiration to dream big and bold for our future.”
The Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For information on tickets and show times, please call 850-453-2389 or visit the website athttp://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/giant-screen-theater/.
DREAM BIG is family friendly and has a running time of 42 minutes. It will show daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., replacing the National Parks Adventure.