Free film screening: Bombshell – the Hedy Lamarr story

Presenter/s: SAGE Athena SWAN project, ANU Film Group

Event type: Film screening

Event date: Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 7:30pm

Event venue: Coombs Lecture Theatre, HC Coombs Building #9, Fellows Road, ANU

Join the ANU Film Group and the SAGE Athena SWAN project at ANU for a free screening of the critically acclaimed film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.

This documentary tells the life story of Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood actress with a passion and gift for inventing. Fuelled by a desire to contribute to the Allied war effort, in the early 1940’s Lamarr pioneered a wireless form of communication that went on to revolutionise weapons systems and mobile communication technology.  The film shows that, despite her significant contributions to science and technology, she received very little recognition for her work and struggled to be taken seriously as an inventor. 

The film will give viewers much food for thought, as ANU continues its work to improve gender equity through the SAGE Athena SWAN program. 

For more details about gender equity and the SAGE Athena SWAN project see here.

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