In The Spotlight: Hubble’s Diverse Universe

Good evening all,


These spotlights will vary in length, depending on the information provided from behind the scenes. If we come across more relevant information, we will update these posts accordingly.

Here at CCBFF, we’re passionate about films and the inspirational minds behind them.  As declared in our mission statement, one of our many goals is to  support and exhibit visual creations which portray the African American experience and the history of African lineage around the world. With this vision in mind – and the support of some wonderful sponsors – we have brought this festival to fruition, and we are excited to share our filmmakers’ stories with you!

We continue our Spotlight segment with Hubble’s Diverse Universe, playing September 27th at 1:30 PM. For tickets,  visit our purchasing page  for the first screening at the Stateside Theatre at the Paramount.

From The Director

Dr. Jarita Holbook’s films focus on
minorities in astrophysics “Hubble’s Diverse Universe,” (HDU, exec
prod/interviewer/editor, 2010) and “The Micro-X
Rocket Project” (exec prod/interviewer/co-director, in production). With a
doctorate in astronomy & astrophysics (UC Santa Cruz), MS in astronomy
(SDSU), and BS in physics (Caltech), her academic research bridges astronomy,
anthropology, history, and Africana studies.



For more information on the film, you can visit our catalogue of inaugural film entries for details. You can also learn more about the director on her website at


We’re looking forward to exploring the unique stories of diversity, adversity, and triumph within the science community. Are you looking forward to the film?