Film Screening: “Picture a Scientist”
Thursday, 11 February 2021, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Berlin Institute of Health and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
In the current pandemic situation we see more than ever the key role of science in providing solutions to the challenges we face as a society. And it is clear that scientific discovery needs diverse perspectives in order to achieve innovative results at the highest level. Appropriate consideration of women or members of underrepresented groups in science at all levels broadens perspectives and opinions and thus contributes to outstanding research.
PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a feature-length documentary film by Sharon Shattuck & Ian Cheney chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionise the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Please note that once registered, participant will have the opportunity to watch the film 48 hours prior to the event, 9 February – 12 February 6 pm CET. You will get a link to the digital screening room before the screening starts. We recommend to watch the film before the panel discussion, but the screening room will be open even after the event and you still have the opportunity to watch it later.