Zero Gravity: “Campbell Middle School’s innovative Zero Robotics program gets thrust in the spotlight in director Thomas Verrette’s inspirational documentary, filmed primarily in the South Bay. Verrette takes a “Spellbound-”like approach, focusing primarily on three students, Adrien Engelder, Advik Gonugunta and Carol Gonzalez as they participate in Tanner Marcoida’s class. The goal is to create code that will program satellites, and then participate in a NASA-sponsored competition where astronauts will put the programs to the test. Verrette’s mission isn’t limited to outer-space pursuits, and he carves out time to meet the parents and to reflect on the Bay Area’s diversity and the challenges that immigrants trying to make a living encounter here. It’s a winner.”

– Randy Myers, President of San Francisco Critic’s Society

Mercury News: Here Are 12 Films to See at San Jose’s Virtual Fest

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