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SlingShot

Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, has created a device to turn any unfit source of water into safe potable water. But distributing it into villages around the world is a process hard fought.
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Overview

Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, is on a mission to solve the world's water crisis. A quirky inventor with a sharp wit and provocative worldview, Kamen takes on the world’s challenges one at a time. The holder of over 440 U.S. and foreign patents, Kamen devotes himself and his inventing to making other people’s lives better. Chronicling the journey of inventing and distributing the SlingShot, a small distiller that can transform any unfit source of water into safe potable water, Kamen works to distribute the machines into villages around the world. With unparalleled access, “SlingShot” is a portrait of a man who just might have enough passion, will, and innovative thinking to create a solution to a crisis that affects millions.

About

Paul Lazarus has a 30-year award-winning career producing, directing, and writing film, television, and theater. Along with SlingShot, Lazarus has created numerous other documentaries with inventor Dean Kamen, highlighting the Segway and his inspiring competition for students: FIRST robotics. He has directed and produced the independent feature film Seven Girlfriends starring Tim Daly and Melora Hardin. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he apprenticed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England.

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SlingShot

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Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, has created a device to turn any unfit source of water into safe potable water. But distributing it to villages around the world is a hard fought process. “Slingshot” is a portrait of a man who just might be able to create a solution to one of the world's crises.

88 min