Wednesday, 01 May 2019 06:41

Academy Award Winner Hannah Beachler Visits Cristo Rey Baton Rouge

On Monday, April 29, our Cristo Rey faculty and students experienced a visit from the Academy Award-winning production designer, Hannah Beachler. Ms. Beachler made history this year as the first African American to win the Oscar for production design for the beloved film Black Panther. Her other credits as production designer include Fruitvale Station, Creed, Beyonce’s Lemonade, and Moonlight. Ms. Beachler spoke to our students about pursuing dreams, maintaining self-motivation, and sustaining an extremely hard work ethic to achieve the impossible.

She also shared some behind-the-scenes knowledge on how she created the visual world of Wakanda. After the assembly, a select group of students with high academic performance and positive behavior were able to attend a meet and greet with Ms. Beachler, including a picture session with her and her Oscar. Cristo Rey is grateful to have hosted such an esteemed guest who has positively impacted the world through her vision and craft.

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