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Marie Curie, a woman on the front

Saturday 04th October 2014 from 18h15 to 20h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Alain Brunard
Written by
Marie-Noëlle Himbert, Yann Le Gal et Alain Brunard
Produced by

Docudrama, France, 2014, 84 min

Competition Science Television

Also in Student Competition

When World War 1 broke out, Marie Curie was an eminent scientist, twice awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics & Chemistry. She still mourned her husband Pierre Curie, tragically killed in an accident several years before. She continued her Radium research and to teach at the Sorbonne.

The urgency of wartime and her instant and insightful analysis of the situation drove her out of her laboratory and into the battlefield. She was convinced of the utility for the new X-ray techniques at the front. She criss-crossed the front line accompanied by her 17-year old daughter, Irene, and persuaded philanthropists, surgeons and doctors of the importance of using X-rays in saving lives.

Her experiences along with her colleague from the Radium Institute, Doctor Claudius Regaud, contributed in inventing the modern hospital.


Debate with :

  • Alain Brunard, Director
  • Marie-Noëlle Himbert, Author
  • Nicolas Foray, Radiobiologist, INSERM researcher and Nobel Prize Peyré Academy of Sciences.

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MARIE CURIE, A WOMAN ON THE FRONT won the Best Unit/Mini Series award at the 2014 Festival of television creations of Luchon. Dominique Raymond won the Best actress award.