Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. It features three prominent scientists at different points in their careers. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, viewers will also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
The documentary was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major funding for the film was provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. View the trailer on the Picture a Scientist website.
The film will be available for screening through two viewing sessions, spanning February 6 through February 11. Registrants may watch the 97-minute film at their convenience during the session for which they have registered. Registration is required.
(February 6–8): Register via this online form by February 4 to receive instructions on how to access the online screening within the timeframe of 12:01 a.m. EST February 6 through midnight February 8.
Screening 2 (February 9–11): Register via this online form by February 7 to receive instructions on how to access the online screening within the timeframe of 12:01 a.m. EST February 9 through midnight February 11.