Sloan Short Premiere: Rommel Villa's Sweet Potatoes
Winner of a 2020 Student Academy Award for Best Narrative Short, Rommel Villa's SWEET POTATOES is now joining our online library of over 60 science-themed short films. SWEET POTATOES, supported by a Sloan production grant from USC, is based on the true story of Mexican scientist Luis Miramontes, who, in 1951 at the age of 26, synthesized the primary hormone progestin now active in birth control pills. The film was shot in Durango, Mexico, and stars Jorge Adrian Espindol as Miramontes.
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