The Dark Matter of Love (360G-Wellcome-096160_Z_11_Z)
This film is about three strange and ferocious things; love, science and small children. In it there are two seven year old orphaned boys; Alexei and Dimitri. One is about to learn how to become part of a family the other has just been removed from one. Scientists will be assisting the boys with their transitions. The boys? stories will be split into chapters and between each chapter an archival interstitial will tell the story of a breakthrough in medical and psychological approaches to mother child love. As Alexei and Dimitri learn how to form human relationships we explore the experiments that yielded insights into the dark matter of love. Many films have been made about the effects of abandonment on young children but this will be the first to contextualize these stories within our ever-evolving medical and psychological approaches to love. The universality of mother child love makes the boys? journeys intensely moving, giving audiences a chance to engage with a scientific history of love emotionally as well as intellectually.
£30,000 12 Apr 2011