Told to Die Like Soldiers
George Walczak

A film about Rita Levi-Montalcini, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for medicine. The story takes place in Turin, Italy during WWII when the Nazis placed her under house arrest. Despite the dangerous situation, Levi-Montalcini sets up a secret lab in her own home, and conducts research that will eventually lead to the discovery of the nerve growth factor, for which she won the Nobel Prize in 1986. Told to Die Like Soldiers is a story of amazing courage in the face of Nazi Persecution and gender persecution, all in the name of science.

Credits

Writer: George Walczak