Please join us for a co-sponsored event between American Chemical Society California Section, American Chemical Society Silicon Valley, and Association of Women in Science East Bay Chapter.
Viewers will have access to the documentary film for 48 hours, between 12am PST on October 17th and 11:30 pm PST on October 18th.
Note: The event is free, but with the option to give donations. Whatever we collect will go towards an award or scholarship for women in science. No amount is too small! Download the flier here.
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.
PICTURE A SCIENTIST was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM. The film is currently available for virtual community screenings, and plans are in progress for broadcast and streaming distribution in the coming months.