You’re invited to a digital studying of Cherien Dabis’ Alfred P. Sloan Athena Checklist Improvement Grant-winning script. The story of Iraqi American pediatrician and Flint water disaster whistleblower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “What the Eyes Don’t See” is getting a studying Could 24 at 7 p.m. EST. A Q&A will observe.
Introduced by Athena Movie Competition and the Alfred P. Sloan Basis, the occasion is open to the general public. Be sure to register in advance.
The Alfred P. Sloan Basis Athena Checklist Improvement Grant awards $20,000 to an Athena Checklist winner or finalist for a screenplay centering on a lady in science. The Athena Checklist is Athena Movie Fest’s annual number of the perfect unproduced scripts that includes girls leaders.
Discover occasion particulars, a synopsis for “What the Eyes Don’t See,” and Dabis’ bio under.
Synopsis: “What the Eyes Don’t See” is the true story of Iraqi American pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who blew the whistle on native and state authorities officers for exposing tens of 1000’s of Flint, Michigan residents to disastrous ranges of poisonous lead within the water.
Bio: Cherien Dabis is a famend movie and tv author, director, and actor. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Palestinian immigrant dad and mom and raised between small city Ohio and Amman, Jordan. Finding out dance and theater in her youth, she went on to earn her MFA in movie from Columbia College. Her trailblazing characteristic movies “Amreeka” (2009) and “Could within the Summer time” (2013), by which she made her appearing debut, each had their world premieres on the Sundance Movie Competition. “Amreeka” went on to win the coveted FIPRESCI Worldwide Critics Prize at Cannes in addition to a dozen extra worldwide awards. It was nominated for a Greatest Image Gotham Award, three Unbiased Spirit Awards, together with Greatest Image, and was named one of many Prime Ten Unbiased Movies of the Yr by the Nationwide Board of Evaluation. Dabis is at present in improvement on her third characteristic, “What the Eyes Don’t See,” a 2020 Athena Checklist winner and recipient of the 2018 Sundance Sloan Commissioning grant.
Dabis has labored extensively in tv as a author and director. Her credit embrace Showtime’s authentic groundbreaking collection “The L Phrase,” “The Sinner,” “Empire,” and Emmy award-winning “Ozark.” She’s additionally a co-executive producer and director on two seasons of Hulu’s critically acclaimed Golden Globe-winning “Ramy.” She additionally has a number of tv pilots in improvement.
Dabis is the recipient of dozens of grants and fellowships from Artistic Capital, Guggenheim, USA Rockefeller, Tribeca Movie Institute, New York Basis for the Arts, the Jerome Basis, Nationwide Geographic, and the New York State Council on the Arts. She is an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, Movie Unbiased Director’s Lab, and Tribeca All Entry. She has been an advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Native Filmmaker’s Lab and Screenwriter’s Labs in each Turkey and Jordan and has returned a number of instances to show within the graduate ﬁlm program at her alma mater, Columbia College.