Take part in a new immersive film and dare to dream with one of the world’s most renowned scientists. Two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity, but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory. What if she could tell her story?
“Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie” is a 45-minute living history film inviting audiences to meet Marie Curie on her scientific quest to isolate two new elements. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Dr. Curie shares the struggles, failures and triumphs behind her discoveries, including the first radium therapy for cancer. (This film is recommended for ages 10 and older.)
A free screening of “Humanity Needs Dreamers” will take place 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.).
For more information, call (901) 415-2734.
“Everything a science film should be.” – Lisa Randall, Harvard University