Humanity Needs Dreamers- Screening
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January 1, 1970 | 6:00 PM
Celebrate science on the green carpet with a special film screening & dessert reception on Friday, April 21st from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Join STEM on Stage for an engaging evening of narrative science featuring the microdocumentary series Storied Women, highlighting historic accomplishments of women at MIT, along with the local debut screening of the living history film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie (40 mins). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and an “edible astronomy” reception featuring Stellar Desserts.
Meg Rosenburg, PhD, Scientist, Historian & Filmmaker, Storied Women
Anna Frebel, PhD, Astronomer and Professor of Physics, MIT & Creator of Stellar Desserts
Jen Myronuk, Producer & Director, Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie
Johnathan Carr, Cinematographer & Editor, Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie & Organizer, Storycode Boston
Host: Delilah Gates, Graduate Student, Department of Physics at Harvard
ABOUT THE FILM: Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie (40 mins)
Two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity, including her discovery of the elements polonium and radium, but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory. Masterfully portrayed by acclaimed living history scholar & playwright Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs Dreamers explores the tenacity of the human spirit and the enduring allure of scientific discovery. http://www.humanityneedsdreamers.org
Doors open at 6PM
Program starts at 6:30PM – 8:30PM followed by a dessert reception.
Sponsored by STEM on Stage and co-sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a local Boston based non-profit arts organization supporting independent and public media.
The event is free with RSVP and recommended for kids 10+.
Proud to be part of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival. Check out the full schedule and line-up of events here!