by Scoop — 16 June 2022
Auckland will be celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in July with the first ever New Zealand women in STEM film festival.
Hosted by the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS), the week-long AUT Women in STEM Film Festival showcases strong female leads in movies based around science and innovation. The line-up includes biopics of inspiring women such as Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood actress who invented the technology behind modern day Bluetooth® (Bombshell), Marie Curie, the first person, and only female, to receive two Nobel Prizes (Radioactive), and wildlife expert Dian Fossey (Gorillas in the Mist); and science fiction thrillers with strong female roles, such as Gravity, Contagion, Arrival and, for a bit of fun, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters.
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