Spark the Series film screening

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Spark is a series of short films about young women encountering greatness in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

In each film, we travel to a different time and place to see a real woman from history through the eyes of an everyday girl. The first film, Amelia, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival Kids and is available to watch for free at

The next two films in the series, Nova and Spark Moments will be given a free public screening at Metropolitan State University. Suitable for all ages.

Nova is a story that encourages kids (and the kid in each of us) to embrace their curiosity and embark on adventures along the way. Set in 1977 and 1994, Nova is about a girl who dreams of the cosmos and has an impactful encounter with renowned astronomer Dr. Sandra Faber. Written and directed by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Joyce Tsang. Starring Guthrie Theater BFA student Emmeline Chuy. Produced by Only Today in collaboration with Spark.

In Spark Moments, watch real-life pioneers in STEM at the beginning of their journey, when they first felt empowered to explore their interests and pursue their dreams. Spark Moments was produced entirely in Minnesota in 2018 to celebrate International Day of the Girl. It was shared widely online with over 25,000 views. Written and directed by Minnesota filmmaker Maribeth Romslo the films stars an almost entirely youth cast with over 30 local actors and a marvelous Minnesota crew.

Part of the OPEN SCREEN film series funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation. For more info, contact Maribeth Romslo at 952.237.9496 or



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