Lise Meitner: The Mother of the Atom Bomb

A historical journey exploring the links between science, politics, friendship, and responsibility

Directed by Wolf von Truchsess Produced by Wolf von Truchsess Documentary / Historical / Nonfiction German, English Narration Age group 13 and up 52m Sell Sheet
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1 Video DVD February 5, 2019 $24.99 $24.99 818506024716 Add to Cart
1 Video DVD w/Public Performance rights February 5, 2019 $199.99 $199.99 818506024716P Add to Cart
Description
									To historians, physicist Lise Meitner deserves to be placed with Einstein, Heisenberg, and Otto Hahn. In the 1930s on the verge of World War II, she led a small group of scientists who discovered that splitting the atomic nucleus of uranium releases enormous energy. As the documentary’s central conflict evolves between a modern woman and a society that sees family as her only mission, it exposes Meitner’s achievements as a scientist and as a pioneer of feminism. This extraordinary film tells the story of a pacifist who, through her beloved work, creates the foundation for the deadliest weapon of all time.