Category: Profiles2018-09-16T15:10:24+00:00

Ruby Bridges: The six-year-old hero of the Civil Rights Movement

February 6th, 2018|

When we think about the African American Civil Rights Movement, we often think about Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks, often forgetting that there were many unsung heroes. One of these was [...]

9 Female Inventions

October 24th, 2017|

It is an often forgotten fact that not all inventions through history were created by white men. While it is true that women were (and often still are) less likely to invent because [...]

Winner of the Battle of the Sexes: Billie Jean King

September 26th, 2017|

Billie Jean King is an American tennis player who has won a total of 39 grand slam titles during her illustrious career. She is best known for defeating Bobby Riggs in the game [...]

Kate Millett: Life of a ground-breaking second-wave feminist

September 12th, 2017|

Millett was born in 14th September 1934 in St. Paul Minnesota. She was raised by her teacher mother who was also working as an insurance saleswoman to support her three daughters after Millett’s father, [...]

Speeding through Palestine and glass ceilings: Maysoon Jayyusi

August 29th, 2017|

Speed Sisters is world's first all-female race car driving team. After the success of the namesake documentary, the Palestinian team has received attention and enthusiasm from all over the world. And Maysoon Jayyusi [...]

Maryam Mirzakhani: A mathematical genius

August 1st, 2017|

Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics in 2014 for her work in complex geometry and dynamical systems. Born in 1977 and brought up in Iran after [...]

David Cheng: Choosing happiness over anything else

July 18th, 2017|

David was a Harvard graduate working for high-profile law companies in the US. When he quitted his enviable career, his college friends thought he was crazy. Later when he moved to Hong Kong [...]

Hedy Lamarr: Sex symbol that invented Wifi

June 12th, 2017|

Hedy Lamarr was born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in 1914 in Vienna, Austria. In the late 1920, she was discovered as an actress and was brought to Berlin to receive theatre training. [...]

Meet the Team: Mari Soppela

April 20th, 2017|

Mari is an award-winning Finnish filmmaker and mixed-media designer, living in Amsterdam. Her previous documetaries include Family Files a film about tribulations in her family, Home Recordings an intimate look into her marriage with composer Leo Anemaet [...]