December 13, 2016
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2439 18th St NW
We are pleased to invite you to the next #FilmandFriends for an evening of discovering and discussing The Science of Storytelling with Nasreen Alkhateeb (NASA’s 2016 Cinematographer of the Year) and with Jon Bougher and Kohl Threlkeld of Emic Films.
During this special evening, Nasreen will take us on a journey through her work documenting the largest telescope ever built (the James Webb Space Telescope) inside the largest cleanroom in the world at NASA Goddard; she will show us her film “The Helheim Experience” which procures a bird’s-eye view of Greenland’s mountainous region; and she will show us behind-the-scenes footage from NASA’s Operation IceBridge in Greenland (which she shot from inside the hull of Nasa’s C-130). Jon and Kohl will tell us about some of their recent science & astronomy-orientated storytelling work.
After a talk and screening, Nasreen, Jon and Kohl will be joined by moderator Autumn Williams [bio below] to discuss what they’ve learned about the science (and art!) of storytelling including:
-why science storytelling
-insights and best practices for telling science stories
-most challenging field experiences in science storytelling and creative workarounds
-their vision for their work and science storytelling moving forward
Please join us!
*****Doors at 7pm. Screening / talk to start promptly at 8pm.*****
Nasreen Alkhateeb is an award-winning transmedia storyteller whose content has broadcast internationally for over 10 years. Nasreen has curated and created original content for NASA, BBC, NPR, The Atlantic, UNITED NATIONS, TED, SXSW, AMC, Coachella, Discovery Networks, AFI, and IFC Films. In 2016, Nasreen was awarded Cinematographer of the Year by NASA. http://
Emic Films is a documentary production company based in Washington, D.C. They have produced films all over the world, on subjects ranging from rappers in the slums of Haiti, child laborers in Afghanistan and cancer survivors in Baltimore. Their recent film focuses on sonification – the study of the universe through sound – and the work of one female astrophysicist who is advancing the field.http://www.emicfilms.com/
A native of Watts, CA, Autumn Williams is a graduate of Stanford University where she studied Aeronautics and Astronautics and researched aeronautical astrobiology applications for NASA. She focused on researching the survival of small particulates in the upper atmosphere. She also focused on radiation dose-mapping at Northrop Grumman while working on the James Webb Space Telescope. As the only woman of color in many of her cohorts, Autumn started exploring the root cause of under-representation in her field. When she learned that many students lose academic interest and access to supplementary support in middle school, she founded STEMgineers Shifting Gears, a STEM-focused after school, tutoring, and summer program based in Watts, CA that encourages students’ intellectual curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through project-based learning. She has worked to further the dialogue on education equity in southern India and Haiti. Autumn currently serves as Executive Director for the African School for Excellence.