Inventing Tomorrow


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Tue, Sep 11, 2018 2:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Laura Nix
Year of Production:2018
Topic:Climate Action
Indigenous People
Science & Technology
Pollution & Toxins
Women's Environmental Leadership
Clean Energy
Youth Empowerment
Running Time:105 min.


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).

Expected Guest: Director Laura Nix

Laura NixLaura Nix is a Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award winner in 2018, and was awarded the Sundance Institute/Discovery Impact Fellowship in 2017. She previously directed The Yes Men are Revolting; The Light in Her Eyes; The Politics of Fur, which played in over 70 festivals internationally and won multiple awards including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest; and Whether You Like it or Not, about the phenomenon of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Film Independent and the Independent Feature Project, and is currently is a film expert for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase.

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