Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video tells the story of Marie Curie who twice won the Nobel Prize for her scientific research. The Polish-born French chemist shared the 1903 Nobel Prize with her husband Pierre Curie, for their work on radioactivity. In 1911, Madame Curie won a second Nobel prize for her discovery and study of radium and polonium. Richard Mozer produced and directed this film to teach children about people who have made a difference in other peoples' lives, and to inspire them to do the same. The story has a fictionalized framework, involving two sisters who are suspicious that their mysterious neighbor is a war spy. By the end of the film, they are all friends, when the girls' father is saved by Curie's new X-ray machine and her correct diagnosis.
chemistry, discovery, Nobel-Prize, radioactivity, radium, scientist