Extreme By Design

Synopsis

Extreme By Design, which aired nationally on PBS in December 2013, follows a band of college students who design and build products to solve seemingly intractable problems for the world’s poor. One student’s team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers.This hour-long documentary film begins on the first day of a Stanford University course called Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability and ends a year later after one group of students returns to Asia to test their device in the field amid plans to launch a startup.

News

Extreme By Design PBS broadcast

November 1, 2013 — Extreme by Design, a new documentary produced by Hawkview Pictures and Kikim Media, premieres Wednesday, December 11 at 10 p.m. on PBS.

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