Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis. He and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Alan Spearman walked the neighborhood for eight weeks observing and recording what became the script of As I Am. This film floats through this remarkable young man's landscape, revealing the lives that have shaped his world. Poetic and powerful imagery, captured by Spearman and cinematographer Mark Adams, combines with the young philosopher’s trenchant observations about life.
DANCEROOM SPECTROSCOPY is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at GE FOCUS FORWARD FILMS.
For good and for ill, modern science is increasingly impacting our lives and our planet by its ability to control the invisible world of atoms, molecules and energy. Dr. David Glowacki, a practicing chemical physicist, sci-artist and inventor of the dS technology system, reveals the challenges he faces in attempting to raise people's awareness that realities we cannot see are just as real and potent as those we can.