Career Channels Film Series
Career Channels is sponsoring a free documentary film series in the fall in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.
Films will be screened in Richardson Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Inventing Tomorrow (2018), a film by Laura Nix. (105 minutes).
Inventing Tomorrow follows young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India, and Mexico who propose innovative solutions to fix some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today – right in their own backyards. The students are preparing original scientific research projects they will defend at ISEF, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of the Society for Science & the Public. The students travel to Los Angeles from all corners of the world to participate in ISEF 2017. Throughout the week we watch them participate in social activities, field trips, and the gauntlet of judging. No matter who wins a prize, they all make connections many call life changing. These young scientists invite a worldwide role reversal, where the youth show us the way towards a more sustainable future.
Inventing Tomorrow received the 2019 Peabody Award for Documentary Film.
Career Channel sponsors: Business & Entrepreneurship, Sustainability
Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Mayor (2020), a film by David Osit (89 minutes)
Mayor follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city’s Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine.
Rich with detailed observation and humor, Mayor offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don’t have a country?
Career Channel sponsors: Justice & Rights, Worldbuilding
Dec. 2, 7 p.m. The Last Out (2020), a film by Michael Gassert & Sami Khan (90 minutes)
Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to chase their dreams of playing in the United States. At the shadowy nexus of the migrant trail and pro sports, The Last Out chronicles their harrowing journey, from immigration obstacles to the broken promises of dubious agents. Against all odds, these young athletes try to hold onto their hope while fighting for a better life for their families.Channel: Sports, Fitness, and Recreation