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After losing her son Woody, Charity dreamed of creating a fund and mentorship to help underrepresented college students pursue their own dreams. Visit WoodysStars.org to donate.

Award-winning documentary about a young woman from rural Oregon who overcomes poverty and tragedy while chasing her dream of becoming a NASA astrophysicist. After losing her husband and young son, Charity Woodrum finds solace in far-off galaxies with help from childhood friends and perfect strangers. Her deeply personal story highlights resilience, grief, mentorship, and the power of human connection.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    January 2023
  • Genre
  • Subtitle Language
  • Content Warning
    Film deals with the death of a spouse and child. Recommend age 15 and older
  • Sponsor
    Heising-Simons Foundation, Roundhouse Foundation, Starview Foundation, Research Corp for Science Advancement
  • Awards
    Best Documentary Feature, Audience Choice Award, Most Inspiring Feature, Outstanding Excellence
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  • Director
    Sandy Cummings
  • Producer
    Sandy Cummings
  • Executive Producer
    Kathy Deggendorfer, Erin Borla
  • Filmmaker
    Sandy Cummings
  • Cast
    Charity Woodrum
  • Cinematographer
    Tom Tanquary
  • Editor
    Diana Jenkins
  • Composer
    Alexandra Harwood
  • Music
    Alexandra Harwood, Lily Meola