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Falls Church HS Screening ‘SlingShot’ Documentary

The Falls Church High School Robotics Club is screening the documentary “SlingShot,” on Saturday, May 30, at Falls Church High School Auditorium, located at 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. The doors for the event open at 7 p.m. and the film will run from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

The documentary focuses on  noted Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s water crisis.  SlingShot is about an indomitable man who just might have enough passions and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions.

Kamen lives in a house full of secret passages, a closet full of denim and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. Kamen reminisces about improving home dialysis and choosing to forego parenthood while lamenting he has only one lifetime for inventing.

Admission for the screening costs $8 for students and $10 for adults. There will also concessions at the event. Money raised from the event will go to Falls Church High School’s Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math Clubs.