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Why are women shorter than men ?

Friday 04th October 2013 from 16h00 to 17h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre


Why are women shorter than men ?

Directed by
Véronique Kleiner
Written by
Véronique Kleiner
Produced by
© ARTE France - Point du Jour - PICTA Productions - CNRS Images - CNDP 2013

Documentary, France, 2013, 51 min

Women are smaller than men, or, depending on your viewpoint, men are bigger than women. That is a given. So why aren’t men and women the same size? We will investigate a scientific enigma and overturn some basic assumptions about the male and female bodies. The story taps into a rich seam of scientific debate and convincing opinions. The film will be imbued with a strong sense of playfulness, provocation, and humour. As we move towards a surprising conclusion, we begin to unravel some misguided assumptions that reveal our prejudices. LITTLE WOMEN will be a meaty and provocative scientific journey for both men and women, big and small.


Debate with :

  • Véronique Kleiner, Director
  • Pierre-Henri Gouyon, Department of Botanique systematics and evolution at Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris
  • Priscille Touraille, Muséum National d'histoire naturelle in Paris
  • Irène Netchine, Senior Lecturer at Université Pierre et Marie Curie - endocrinologist paediatrician at Armand Trousseau Hospital, Paris