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Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is an annual 4-day celebration of Black Cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Southern California and around the world. HBFF’s INFOTAINMENT CONFERENCE features a wealth of informational panels and workshops covering a wide variety of topics which include: film production, distribution and marketing, pitching, writing for television and film, in addition to specific programs designed to inform and educate actors.

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Friday, October 26 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hubbles's Diverse Universe (An Afternoon of Docs)

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Director - Dean Tapia

Producer - Lisa Boags

Executive Producers - Jarita Holbrook, Romeel Davé

Exact Running Time - 27:00

Country of Production - USA

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Website: http://www.hdumovie.com/

 

Synopsis:

The scientific research and experiences of six African American and three Hispanic American astronomers and astrophysicists are presented in this documentary. 'Diverse' refers to both the ethnic diversity of the scientists who appear in the film and the diverse set of astronomy topics explored. The film has four chapters: Science, Diversity, Mentoring and Outreach, and NASA's Contributions. The astronomers discuss their scientific projects and the role of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in their research. They share what it takes to succeed as an astrophysicist and talk about the people who have helped them along the way. Though their lives have included challenges, they provide an inspirational message to future students of astronomy.


Filmmaker/Storyteller Finalist
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Jarita Holbrook

2016-17 Health, Education & Human Services Fellow, S&T Policy Fellowships
I will be at NSF OISE. Astrophysics, Anthropology, Indigenous Astronomy, Astronomy & Society. I'm a physics professor at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I am passionate about making films featuring minority astrophysicists that promote cultural change. You can find my articles https://uwc.academia.edu/JCHolbrook



Friday October 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Montalban 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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