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Meet The Filmmakers of Edison on American Experience

Writer and director Michelle Ferrari and director of photography Rafael de la Uz will discuss the making of their American Experience documentary Edison on Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the laboratory complex. Join us for a lively conversation moderated by Mark Texel, director of the New Jersey State Park Service and a board member of Advocates for New Jersey History. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (973) 736- 0550, extension 89. Prior to the afternoon program, Edison will be shown in its entirety at 10:30 a.m. Admission to the screening and Meet the Filmmakers is free and open to the public. Edison, which premiered on the PBS history series American Experience in January, explores the life and times of America's most famous inventor. The program was a showcase for scores of documents, sound recordings, and historical photographs from the Archives.

Edison, which premiered on the PBS history series American Experience in January, explores the life and times of America's most famous inventor. The program was a showcase for scores of documents, sound recordings, and historical photographs from the Archives.

Michelle Ferrari is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an M.A. in American history from Columbia University. A screenwriter and story editor for nearly two decades, she has written several episodes of the American Experience, including Silicon Valley, Panama Canal, The Poisoner's Handbook, War of the Worlds, Las Vegas: An Unconventional History, Miss America, and Seabiscuit, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing. Ferrari's work has been seen on HBO, PBS, and at film festivals nationwide, and has received awards from the Writer's Guild of America, the Organization of American Historians and the Sundance Film Festival.

Rafael de la Uz is a graduate of the University of Havana. He also earned a degree in cinematography from the International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Ba- ños, Cuba. De la Uz's cinematography credits include The Cuban Game, a feature length documentary that earned the BBC's Grierson Award and acclaim from film festivals around the world. His other works include Venezuela: Revolution in Progress for Discovery/Times TV, Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq for HBO and Roads to Memphis for American Experience.

This program is part of Thomas Edison NHP's 2015 theme IN OTHER WORDS…, a year-long series of events that examine past and contemporary interpretations of the Edison story.

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