The documentary is about the ups and downs of CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider) during its first days of proton collision experiments. But ultimately this is not a story about physics, rather about the human spirit.
Many moving moments: when the scientists talked about why they chose physics as their career, it is all very philosophical. In their different ways, they all want to grasp something concrete in order to understand the universe, the eternity.
The two grey haired theoretical physicists discussing the possibility of the outcome of LHC experiment could prove the theory they had worked on all their career wrong. As an audience, you can clearly see, to them, how devastating this could be. At the end of the discussion, however, they agreed, the truth is the most important thing.
Peter Higgs' presence at the meeting when CERN announced the discovery of Higgs particle. He was not seated at a reserved seat but among the audiences.
Savas Dimopoulos, ".. the .thing that differentiates scientists is purely an artistic ability to discern what is a good idea, what is a beautiful idea, what is worth spending time on, and most importantly, what is a problem that is sufficiently interesting yet sufficiently difficult that hasn't yet been solved, but the time for solving it has come now?"
"The things that are the least important for our survival are the very things that make us human"