The Ball Method

Dagmawi Abebe, Writer/Director 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2018, Production Award, USC 

Project Type: Short Film 

Genre: Historical Drama 

Length: 19 minutes 

Field of Science: Chemistry 

Stage: Completed 


Alice Ball, a 23-year-old African American chemist living in 1915 Hawaii, fights against racial and gender barriers to find an effective treatment for leprosy before Kalani, a 10-year-old patient, is exiled into the leper colony of Molokai.