Picture a Scientist: Women of Science
When you picture a scientist – what do you see? The documentary PICTURE A SCIENTIST takes on the question why it still often is the male white scientist that comes to our minds when we hear the word “scientist”.
A biologist, a chemist and a geologist take the audience on a journey through the experiences of their academic careers – as women of science. In their careers they are exposed to discrimination right from the start. Women scientists have to fight a constant battle for recognition, respect and equality. The documentary gives hope because it tells the story of strength and solidarity, of courageous women scientists who stand up against injustice and start a global discourse on change and equality.
The screening will be followed by the panel discussion „How male is science?”. Together with scientists from Magdeburg, amongst others the rector of the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Prof. Dr. Anne Lequy, we want to discuss how male science really still is and what we all can do to change it. Everybody is welcome to join and exchange ideas with us!