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“Fairy Shrimp” film stars

October 16, 2013

VCU Rice Rivers Center is pleased to announce the acceptance of “Fairy Shrimp,“ into the Sixth Annual Imagine Science Film Festival in New York City. This short film, to be screened Oct. 18, was developed for the Altria Science in the Park feature soon being added to the Friends of James River Park website.

Produced and co-directed by our own Anne Wright, the film is part of a larger festival presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. This year, the festival will explore how data in all its forms and sizes is translated into cinematic stories.

Richmond’s iconic “voice of the river”, Ralph White, wrote and narrated the film, which was directed and edited by Melissa Lesh. A young filmmaker and recent graduate from VCU, Lesh works closely with research scientists to explain the natural world and help inspire through the art of film.

To view the film, please visit You can also visit the festival’s website, or view the complete film line-up.

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