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“Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space”

September 22, 2009

As you may have heard, Jose M. Hernandez, an astronaut on the recent Discovery space shuttle mission began his life as a migrant worker–a child laborer who traveled to the U.S. from Mexico to pick fruit and vegetables in California. I’ve combined the spoken words from a poem I just wrote in response to that news with animation to make a short film.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. poetryaboutart permalink
    September 24, 2009 9:29 am

    Entrancing! A visual gift.

  2. davidmoolten permalink*
    September 24, 2009 10:08 pm


    Thanks. I’m not sure where I’m going with movie making, but hopefully somewhere that expands on my poetry a little.

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