The Space Race

Cultures & Communities Festival

MFF alum Lisa Cortés (LITTLE RICHARD) joins forces with Diego Hurtado de Mendoza for this powerful and illuminating story behind the first Black astronauts. Featuring candid interviews with Ed Dwight, Guion Bluford, Charles Bolden, and Victor Glover, this film goes beyond the expected hero narrative to shed new light on our nation's ongoing racial reckoning and attitudes toward space exploration and scientific discovery.

Special Guests in Attendance: Director - Lisa Cortés, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza


Community Partners: UBUNTU Research and Evaluation, America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM), Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Educational Fund (WAVE), UWM - WiscAMP STEM-Inspire Program


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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