Project Q: War, Peace and Quantum Mechanics

Project Q: War, Peace and Quantum Mechanics is a philosophical travelogue, scientific investigation and cautionary tale. Jumping off from Q Station, Sydney’s former quarantine site, Project Q travels to Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Singapore, Ann Arbor, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and New Delhi in search of the origins and consequences of the next quantum revolution. As big tech, major powers and research universities compete in a new global race for supremacy in quantum computing, communications and artificial intelligence, Project Q asks the critical questions: who will win, what are the dangers, what will it mean for war and peace?

  • James Der Derian
    Writer
    Project Z: The Final Global Event; Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic; The Bruce Movie; After 9/11
  • James Der Derian
    Producer
    Project Z: The Final Global Event; Human Terrain: War Becomes Academi; The Bruce Movie; After 9/11
  • James Der Derian
    Director
    Project Z: The Final Global Event
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    350,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Singapore, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - James Der Derian

James Der Derian is Michael Hintze Chair of International Security and Director of the Centre of International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. He writes books and makes documentary films on war, peace, media and technology. His most recent books are Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network (2009), Critical Practices in International Theory (2009) and Quantum International Relations: A Human Science for World Politics (co-edited with Alexander Wendt, 2022). His most recent films are Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic (2010) and Project Z: The Final Global Event (2015). Human Terrain screened at several international film festivals, including CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Dok Leipzig and Bergen International Film Festival, and won the Audience Award at the Festival dei Popoli film festival in Florence. Project Z, a zero-budget class project at Brown University, premiered at Dok Leipzig. Both documentaries are available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and are distributed through Bullfrog Films.

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