About the Film
“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.
An official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival (postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
A recording of the Q&A with the three star scientists, directors, and moderator Molly Webster of Radiolab is available here.