Virtual screening of "Picture A Scientist"

December 27, 2020 - January 2, 2021, All day

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center’s CURE Program is pleased to host a virtual screening of Picture A Scientist (https://www.pictureascientist.com/) from Sunday, Dec 27 to Saturday, January 2. The goal of the film is to raise visibility around critical issues of diversity in science and invite scientists and students interested in STEM careers into a deeper conversation about how to make science more inclusive for all.

We hope you will take time to watch this (details on how to register for the screening included below) and encourage your colleagues to do so as well. Also join us on Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021 at 5pm EST for a post-screening discussion. Follow this link to register.

Questions about the screening or post-screening discussion can be directed to tsega_meshesha@dfci.harvard.edu.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST

About the Film (https://www.pictureascientist.com/)

The independent documentary follows a groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. The goal of the film is to raise visibility around critical issues of diversity in science and invite scientists into a deeper conversation about how to make science more inclusive for all.

Featuring geologist Jane Willenbring, chemist Raychelle Burks, and biologist Nancy Hopkins, as well as key social scientists working to understand and reduce gender bias in the sciences, Picture a Scientist brings diversity in science into sharp view at a critical time. For too long, women and other minorities in science have been left out or driven out, stymied by a system of harassment, discrimination, and general bias. “Any impediment to advancing minorities in science is an impediment to science itself,” says Sharon Shattuck, co-director of Picture a Scientist.

Scheduled to premiere at the postponed 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Picture a Scientist paints a nuanced, emotional but unflinching portrait of the struggles women in science have faced, in recent decades up to today. The film challenges audiences of all backgrounds and genders to question their own implicit biases and move toward change.

How to watch “Picture a Scientist”

  • YOU MUST REGISTER: https://forms.gle/8nkw5yc4ABzmabzdA
    • You may forward the registration link to your network.
    • Those who have registered will receive a link and password to watch the film at the start of the screening period.
  • You may watch the film anytime between 12 noon on Sunday, Dec 2, 2020 and 12 noon Saturday, Jan 2, 2021.
    • The film is 93 minutes long.
    • You may watch the film more than once using the same link during the screening period.