Something in the Water Josalynn Smith, 10:31

Leah, a teen girl living in St. Louis City, feels isolated and ignored after moving to a new neighborhood and being bused to a new school in an overwhelmingly white county. When Leah begins to observe behavioral changes in her little brother, through her research and experimentation she soon discovers that lead is the culprit. Now tasked with finding the source of the contamination and advocating for a systemic overhaul, a girl, once ignored, begins to find her voice.


Directed and edited by Po-yu Chen
Written and produced by Josalynn Smith
Cinematography by Kevin Galloway
Music by Trevor Moore
Principal cast: Alexis Bellamy, Delisa Richardson, Kate Lingoni, OJ Bolden, Travis McKee





Feature Films

A science focused teaching framework for short and feature films, all of which have received awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their depictions of scientific themes or characters.