Oct 13 - 20, 2020

Picture a Scientist

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Synopsis

Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Filmmaker Biographies

Ian Cheney (Director, Producer) is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. He has completed nine feature documentaries, including King Corn (2007), The Greening of Southie (2008), The City Dark (2011), The Search for General Tso (2014), Bluespace (2015), The Most Unknown (2018), Picture Character (2019) and Thirteen Ways (2019). His films have premiered at film festivals and theaters worldwide and been released on Netflix, PBS, The Sundance Channel, VICE Media, and other networks. A former Macdowell fellow and Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT, he lives in Maine.

Sharon Shattuck (Director, Producer) is an Emmy-nominated documentary film director and podcast host. Her first feature film, From This Day Forward (2015), broadcast nationally on POV (PBS) in 2016 and was a New York Times Critic's Pick. She's the co-host of the podcast Conviction: American Panic from Gimlet, a Spotify company, and the co-creator of the Emmy-nominated New York Times Op-Docs short science series ‘Animated Life.' Her work has appeared on PBS, Netflix, National Geographic Channel, The New York Times, Slate, Vice, Vox, The Atlantic, ProPublica, Spotify, and Radiolab. She has degrees in forest ecology and journalism.

Schedule

Online Screenings

This online screening and Q&A with the filmmaker will be available for a limited time only. The film and Q&A will be accessible at the following dates and times. Viewers may start the film up to one hour after the time listed.

In-person Screenings

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