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Underwater Dreams
2015. 85 min. Documentary. NR
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 6:30 PM
Part of the Independent Thinker Film Series. Children 18 and under get in free!
Plays Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 PM - virtually!


Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

With special guests for a post-film discussion.

Dr. R. Charles Dershimer really enjoys engaging middle school and high school students in science and engineering activities to help them become interested in learning more about the natural and designed world that they inhabit. Charles holds a B.S. in Biology & Chemistry, and an MS and PhD in Science Education. At Greenhills, Charles is an 8th grade science teacher, organizing the class around science and engineering practices so that students can learn science and engineering by doing science and engineering! He is excited to be involved with the middle school and upper school Robotics teams at Greenhills- an experience which allows him to collaborate with some gifted and dedicated students and incredibly talented mentors. He has been involved with science and engineering education for over twenty years, including running robotics summer camps for rising 6th graders or teaching project based engineering classes for high schoolers and teachers.

Alex Monte-Sano has been a math and economics teacher at Greenhills School for the past seven years. He is also the lead mentor for Greenhills’ high school and middle school robotics teams. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a B.A. in Economics. He and his family have lived in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Ann Arbor.

This is a free virtual screening! Thank you Ann Arbor area independent schools
Register below to receive a link to watch Underwater Dreams and to join our virtual post-film discussion on April 15.

6:30 PM – movie
8:00 pm – discussion
(Link to movie will be provided in an email on April 14)


Event Pricing
Evening/Weekend Adult - $10.50
Evening/Weekend Student w/ Valid ID - $8.50
Evening/Weekend Senior (65 +) - $8.50
Evening/Weekend Child (under 18) - $0.00

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Category:Michigan Films
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