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CLARITA'S UNIVERSE

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CLARITA
Recommended age 9-18
73 minutes
VIDEO
TOMAS LIPGOT
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Clarita's Universe is an Argentinean documentary that feels more like a narrative film, because it is so well paced with twists and turns that one does not expect in a film about a young girl's interest in astronomy. If you love learning about science, space and astronomy as much as I do, this film is for you.

The storyline follows Clarita who lives in Argentina with her sisters and parents. When she meets two educators in an astronomy course, Sofia and Yayo, her life is forever changed. Her new mentors take Clarita on a trip to see a variety of observatories and planetariums where some of the most experienced astronomers in the world talk to them. She meets an astronomer who discovered a Super Nova; learns how sailors sailed using only the moon, Polaris and constellations. Through Clarita's eyes viewers have the opportunity to learn so much about the universe. She is 12 years old. She struggles to understand how religion and science intersect. Her mother is Catholic and, with loving humor, they play the "which came first, God or the big Bang" game. Clarita's mother plays a supportive role in her daughter's success by reflecting Clarita's interests back to her, reinforcing dialogue, listening to her stories and loving her like a rock star. In fact, the wonderful photographs that Clarita's parents took as she was growing up reveal her life-long fascination with the sky and its stars. The film covers her life span. The depth of the science writing left me wanting to learn more. The music styles vary and are uplifting. There are really no low points in the film; it focuses on the evolving maturity of a young girl, in braces, becoming an educated, sophisticated young woman. The dialogue is in Spanish with English subtitles. For budding scientists, it is fun to imagine being a part of the discoveries that Clarita imagines.

The message of Clarita's Universe is follow your dreams! Take risks and find opportunities outside your comfort zone to support your interests.

I give Clarita's Universe 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 16, plus adults. Reviewed by Nancy K., KIDS FIRST!

Clarita's Universe is an Argentinean documentary that feels more like a narrative film, because it is so well paced with twists and turns that one does not expect in a film about a young girl's interest in astronomy. If you love learning about science, space and astronomy as much as I do, this film is for you.

The storyline follows Clarita who lives in Argentina with her sisters and parents. When she meets two educators in an astronomy course, Sofia and Yayo, her life is forever changed. Her new mentors take Clarita on a trip to see a variety of observatories and planetariums where some of the most experienced astronomers in the world talk to them. She meets an astronomer who discovered a Super Nova; learns how sailors sailed using only the moon, Polaris and constellations. Through Clarita's eyes viewers have the opportunity to learn so much about the universe. She is 12 years old. She struggles to understand how religion and science intersect. Her mother is Catholic and, with loving humor, they play the "which came first, God or the big Bang" game. Clarita's mother plays a supportive role in her daughter's success by reflecting Clarita's interests back to her, reinforcing dialogue, listening to her stories and loving her like a rock star. In fact, the wonderful photographs that Clarita's parents took as she was growing up reveal her life-long fascination with the sky and its stars. The film covers her life span. The depth of the science writing left me wanting to learn more. The music styles vary and are uplifting. There are really no low points in the film; it focuses on the evolving maturity of a young girl, in braces, becoming an educated, sophisticated young woman. The dialogue is in Spanish with English subtitles. For budding scientists, it is fun to imagine being a part of the discoveries that Clarita imagines.

The message of Clarita's Universe is follow your dreams! Take risks and find opportunities outside your comfort zone to support your interests.

I give Clarita's Universe 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 16, plus adults. Reviewed by Nancy K., KIDS FIRST!

Clarita is twelve years old and lives in Rosario, Province of Santa Fe, with her parents and sisters. Her greatest interest in the whole world is Astronomy -a passion she discovered thanks to Proyecto Miradas, an experimental and playful workshop for children, led by Sof�a and Yayo. What are meteorites made of? How were stars created? Where did the first bird come from? This girl's curiosity takes her far, to a learning trip to different astronomic sites across Argentina. We get answers from experts and scientists, but also from the knowledge of Native Peoples and from secrets hidden in Nature. Clarita's drive to learn and to explore makes us wonder at the infinite Universe of which we are all part.
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