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Pre-Release Viewing for New Documentary: Picture a Scientist – Sept. 23, 2020

The Science & Entertainment Exchange Presents a Special Pre-Release Viewing and Talk-Back for the New Documentary:
Picture a Scientist

Date: Wednesday, September 23



Once you RSVP, you’ll receive instructions on how to access the film viewing link, which will be active for several days. Please register by September 22 at 3PM EDT/12 PM PDT to ensure you receive the link.

Join the Science and Entertainment Exchange, an outreach program of the National Academy of Sciences that connects content creators in the entertainment industry with experts from the science and engineering community, for this exclusive screening of the new documentary Picture a Scientist. With us for the talk-back will be filmmaker Sharon Shattuck, forensic chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring. The conversation will be moderated by Frazier Benya, senior program officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine who directed the recent study, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Picture a Scientist chronicles the researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Characterized by Science Magazine as “sweeping in scope yet intimately compelling,” the film leads viewers on a journey deep into the very personal experiences of female researchers who have confronted a range of challenges from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. In cramped laboratories and spectacular field stations, we meet scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.