The Resource Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie

Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie

Label
Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie
Title
Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie
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Distributor
Producer
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Language
eng
Summary
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Paris Science Film Festival in France.. Using newsreels, family home movies and stills, stock footage, dramatization and interviews, this biography relates the life and times of Irene Joliot-Curie and her husband, Frederic Joliot-Curie. Though less well known than those of Irene{u2019}s parents, Marie and Pierre Curie, the Joliot-Curies{u2019} discoveries were of equal significance. In 1934 the two were the first to induce artificial radioactivity, in the process changing one element into another, a discovery for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. This discovery led directly to great advances in medicine and science, and ultimately, to their dismay, to the creation of the atomic bomb. The film portrays their evident happiness together with their children, alongside their struggles with ill health as well as political unrest and war.. In the face of the growing threat of Hitler{u2019}s Germany, both Irene and Frederic became involved politically in the French anti-Fascist and anti-Nazi movements. Once France fell, Frederic became a leading member of the French Resistance. Between 1945 and 1950, both Joliot-Curies were appointed to prestigious national scientific positions, culminating in the completion in 1948 of the first French nuclear reactor.. Long a tuberculosis patient, Irene developed leukemia as had her mother, due to a lifetime of heavy exposure to radiation. She died in 1956. Suffering from hepatitis, Frederic succumbed two years later. This skillfully produced film is a fitting portrayal of two remarkable scientists and patriots who deserve to be better known. Especially powerful are the interviews with their children, who recount memories of their parents and their personalities and struggles.. This would be a fine addition to a high school collection where it could be used as a vehicle to inspire the young to pursue a career in science. It is suitable as well for college and public libraries where interest exists or with strong collections in the subject areas.. {u2013} Eugenia Abbey, Georgia Perimeter College
Cataloging source
VDU
Language note
In English
Label
Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie
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Distribution
Note
Film
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1176199
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 minutes)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Other physical details
digital, sound colour
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34762577
System control number
kanopy176200

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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