Opening Night: Celebrating Women in Science

October 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT


6:30pm | Festival Opening Remarks & Symbiosis 2020 Announcement

The evening kicks off with some opening remarks by our artistic director Alexis Gambis about this very special 13th edition. Our Symbiosis director Sophie Tintori will announce the Symbiosis pairs that will be working together for the week-long festival to make science films inspired by today's times.

6:40pm | I Am A Mobile Element: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier

We spoke for 30 minutes with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 2020 with Dr. Jennifer Doudna  for "the development of a method for genome editing." She speaks about her migratory tendencies, CRISPR-Cas9 technology and about the importance of science communication today.

7pm |  Picture A Scientist Feature

Ever wonder why female scientists are still a minority in the U.S.? In their eye-opening documentary "Picture a Scientist," directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney employ well-chosen personal histories and statistical data to investigate the issue and suggest ways to ameliorate the situation.

9pm | A conversation with 'Picture A Scientist' directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney - moderated by Imagine Science Programming Coordinator Wangechi Ngugi


Picture A Scientist

Time October 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT