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SlingShot

SlingShot
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  • This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
  • Directed by: Paul Lazarus
  • USA, 2014, 93 minutes
  • In English
  • Florida Premiere

Do you ever wonder what became of the guy who invented the Segway? Perhaps you even heard worrying rumors of his ironic finale, reportedly rolling off a cliff on his legendary two-wheeled creation. Put your mind at ease: Dean Kamen is alive and well. In fact, according to this exceptional profile, he is hard at work on his latest ambitious big idea: saving the world from water-borne pathogens, one purification system at a time. Equal parts brilliant inventor, compassionate missionary, and business maven, Kamen is truly one of the hardest working men you will ever stumble upon. Unlike most wealthy men, however, Kamen seems to be really working to ensure the survival of the world rather than his own ego spin. Granted he awakens every day in the midst of a truly enviable toy box and has lived a fairytale existence, but his device is called “SlingShot” because the enemy he faces—bad water—is truly a Goliath. Oh, but what a David is Kamen.

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A Night at the Jai Alai

The “world’s fastest sport” has hit a slow patch in this tribute to its lingering (and local) culture. 

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