Artists, scientists who “forge lives as modern- day paper folders” profiled in PBS origami doc

PBS’ Independent Lens broadcasts some of the most intriguing documentaries on the most random subjects. Tonight, that subject is origami, and filmmaker Vanessa Gould examines the people who fold paper for art and, interestingly, science in her documentary Between the Folds.

As PBS’ description says, “around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science.”

Here’s the trailer:

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