"Fly Me To The Moon" Documentary Screening

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The Global School presents:
FLY ME TO THE MOON, Produced and Directed by Esther Figueroa, 2019
On Planet Earth Everything Is Connected
Winner of 2019 Awareness Festival Merit Award
run time 115 min

Followed by a Panel Discussion with Director Esther Figueroa
and Co-Producer Mimi Sheller

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Olin Hall 107

Movie snacks will be provided

Esther Figueroa Ph.D, is a Jamaican independent film maker, writer, educator and linguist with over thirty five years of media productions including television programming, documentaries, educational videos, multimedia and feature film. Her activist film making gives voice to those outside of mainstream media and focuses on the perpetuation of local and indigenous knowledge and cultures, protecting the natural environment, countering social injustice, and furthering community empowerment. Figueroa’s films are screened and televised all over the world and taught at numerous universities. They include Jamaica for Sale (2009), the award-winning feature documentary about tourism and unsustainable development. Her most recent feature documentary Fly Me To The Moon (2019) is about modernity and the global aluminum industry. In 2020, she founded Global Extraction Film Festival, the first free online film festival focused on the impacts of extractive industries. In 2013, Figueroa was Distinguished Writer in Residence at University of Hawai’i English Department. Her environmental novel Limbo (2014), was a finalist in the  National Indie Excellence Awards for Multi-cultural Fiction.

Esther's YouTube channel

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