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Chancellor's Colloquium: Special Film Screening - A Million Miles Away

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Inspired by the real-life story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández, A Million Miles Away follows him and his devoted family of proud migrant farm workers on a decades-long journey, from a rural village in Michoacán, Mexico, to the fields of the San Joaquin Valley, to more than 200 miles above the Earth in the International Space Station.

Acclaimed writer and director Alejandra Márquez Abella has created a dazzling tribute to the loyalty and tenacity of the entire Hernández family, as well as anyone who dares to dream.

Based on the book “Reaching for the Stars: The Inspiring Story of a Migrant Farmworker Turned Astronaut” by José Hernández.

Following the film will be a Q&A with Chancellor May and UC Regent Jose’ Hernandez.


3:30-5:30 pm     Movie Screening

5:30-6:00 pm     Moderated Q/A and Discussion

Tickets are required.

Doors open at 3:15 pm. There will be no intermission during this event.

  • There will be no concessions available for purchase during this event.
  • Bottled beverages are permitted in Jackson Hall but all food must be consumed in the lobby.