Four New Films about Female Scientists

Feature films about technological innovator Hedy Lamarr, the women who worked at U.S. Radium in the 1950s, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha who exposed the Filnt water crisis, and about a lemur scientist, all supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were featured at Barnard’s annual Athena Film Festival. Each film’s director spoke on a panel about women in science, which was moderated by Scientific American editor Jen Schwartz. The panelists were Cherien Dabis (AMREEKA), Alexandra Dean (BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY), Jenny Halper (STILL ALICE), Ginny Mohler (RADIUM GIRLS), and Lydia Dean Pilcher (THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS). The films are in various stages of development. The panel is available to stream below.