Friday, August 31 - Thursday, September 6, 2018
Opening Weekend Q&As & panel discussions!
Fri Aug 31 at 7:30pm: Post-screening Q&A with director/producer Laura Nix, producer Melanie Miller and subject Sahithi Pingali. Special moderator Simone Pero (New York Women in Film & Television, President of Board of Directors)
Sat Sep 1 at 3:10pm and 7:30pm: Post-screening Q&A with director/producer Laura Nix, producer Melanie Miller and subject Sahithi Pingali. Moderated by Leah Sapin (Human Rights Watch Film Festival).
Sun Sep 2 at 5:20pm: Post-screening panel – Diversity & Inclusion in STEM with Sahithi Pingali (Cast) & Dr. Robert Domanski, Professor of Computer Science & Political Science for the City University of New York and Manager of the City of New York’s Tech-in-Residence Corps Program (a Mayoral Initiative). Moderated by Erin Szulman, Former White House Advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Tue Sep 4 at 5:20pm: Post-screening panel – Mentoring in STEM with special guests – Dr. Diana Pankevich, Director, Science Policy and Advocacy at Pfizer &Interim Executive Director, March for Science. Moderated by Erin Szulman, Former White House Advisor in the Office of Science & Technology Policy
Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Official selection: Sundance Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs
“It felt like this is the cavalry that’s come to save us from ourselves. These extraordinary, driven, eco-compassionate children are cancelling the apocalypse.” – Scott Beggs, The Nerdist
“An empowering celebration of an oft-mocked high school subspecies, the science nerd…the optimism of INVENTING TOMORROW is quite uplifting” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the theater…If you’re looking for a healthy dose of optimism, which can often feel in short supply these days, look no further than Laura Nix’s new documentary Inventing Tomorrow.” – Matthew Delman, Hammer To Nail
- Running Time 87 minutes
- Website http://www.inventingtomorrowmovie.com/
- Director Laura Nix
- Editor Helen Kearns
- Cinematographer Martina Radwan
- Cast Jared Goodwin, Sahiti Pingali, Shofi Latifah Nuha Anfaresi, Intan Utami Putri, Jesus Alfonso Martinez Aranda, Jose Manuel Elizalde Esparza, Fernando Miguel Sanchez Villalobos