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Northern California Premiere!

posted Nov 29, 2014, 12:46 PM by Jill Wilker   [ updated Nov 29, 2014, 1:02 PM ]

Playing At Learning is excited to announce the NorCal Premiere of the movie SlingShot.

Sunday 21 December
The Play Space in San Jose
6:30pm - 8pm

 focuses on FIRST founder, noted inventor Dean Kamen, his fascinating life, and his 15-year quest to solve the world's water crisis. A technological genius with a provocative worldview, Kamen is an inspiration for future scientists. His inventions help people in need and ease suffering. SlingShot is about an indomitable man who just might have enough passion and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions.

Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim clothes and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. Kamen reminisces about improving home dialysis technology and choosing to forego parenthood while lamenting he has only one lifetime for inventing.

 is both an inspirational character study and a look at Kamen’s vapor compression distiller from its earliest development through recent trials in rural Ghana and beyond.

Tickets are available at

All proceeds from the screening will be used to support  FIRST programs in Northern California. Learn more about Playing At Learning and our efforts to support the under-served and under-represented youth of our area