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Extreme by Design- Film Screening

Date: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST February 4, 2013 Location: Templeton Campus Center- Council Chambers

Templeton Campus Center- Council Chambers

Extreme by Design - A Documentary by Ralph King about students building a better world, one product at a time. 

Summary: Extreme By Design, an hour-long documentary film, follows a band of college students who, using a radical new design approach, make life-changing products for the poor.

Watch the Extreme by Design Trailer 

At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 “millennial” generation has every reason to be fatalistic and disengaged. Yet in fields ranging from public health to education, plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution.

Extreme By Design brings this revolution vividly to life by capturing the experience of three Stanford University grad students as they design and build products to solve seemingly intractable problems for the world’s poor. One student’s team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers.

The students apply freewheeling design methods, tapping creativity they didn’t know they had before. Believing that they can and will make a difference, they open their hearts to the despair of poverty. Remarkably, almost magically, their products take shape, and work.

The narrative begins in January 2011—on the first day of a course called Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability—and ends eight months later with one group of students returning to Asia to test their device in the field amid plans to launch a startup. 

Brought to you by The International Students of Lewis and Clark (ISLC)

Event Contact

Asraa Jaber – The president of the International Students of Lewis and Clark (ISLC)