Winner, 2017 Jury Award

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

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Black Suns: An Astrophysics Adventure

BLACK SUNS: AN ASTROPHYSICS ADVENTURE is a documentary about chasing eclipses and science dreams. It chronicles the lives of two globetrotting African American astrophysicists, Dr. Alphonse Sterling and Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, as they follow the two solar eclipses that occurred in 2012. Dr. Alphonse Sterling of NASA, stationed in Japan, had early success in the US, but left his home country to further cultivate his wide-ranging interests. Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi of the Florida Institute of Technology, is a scientist who beat the odds of poverty, and a poor early education, to get where he is today. The film is hosted by award-winning cultural astronomer Dr. Jarita Holbrook.

Executive Producer
Jarita Holbrook

Director
Kelvin Phillips

Producers
Jarita Holbrook
Carla L. Jackson
Kelvin Phillips

Consulting Producer
Romeel Davé

Camera Operators
Nate Gray
Jackie Kuentsler
Andrea Macias
Darlene Villacana

Location Sound
Matthew Whitehouse

Editing
Annamarie James
Jackie Kuentsler

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