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In a message dated 9/1/05 1:37:20 AM, [log in to unmask] wrote:

> I am also looking for non-white characters in (not necessarily SF) films
> who are technologically savvy or otherwise closely associated with new
> technologies. Any help with either or both of these queries would be greatly
> appreciated.

I would very much recommend _The Silent Star_ (_Der schweigende Stern_), a
Polish-DDR co-production that came out in 1960.   Based on Stanislaw Lem's
1951 novel _The Astronauts_, it features an international crew on a
mission to Venus to decode a message found in the Gobi desert.  The film
has just been made available in the US and Canada through the DEFA Film
Library based at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  A catalog
description of the film and a photo of its multi-racial cast may be found
at <http://www.umass.edu/defa/silentstar.shtml>.  Hope this helps.

--Marty Norden
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