Ms Reed's film honors the lives of women who were more than significant investigators and inventors. They were ‘all the right people.’
—Education Update Online
The Path to Nuclear Fission is about a brilliant Jewish woman, Lise Meitner, whose inventions led to the atomic bomb—to her own horror. In 1907, Meitner came to Berlin as a shy student from Vienna, where she met the worldly Otto Hahn. They made history when they discovered nuclear fission. Hahn helped Meitner to flee the Nazis to Sweden, but he didn’t credit her contribution when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945. This film, narrated by Linda Hunt, tells Meitner’s story for the first time.
Rosemarie Reed is an award-winning producer of documentary films, and she travels the world. But the two places she calls home are New York and Berlin, Most of her work portrays women in science, politics, history and the arts, to document their achievements, plights, and legacies. Linda Hunt (left) is an Academy Award-winning actress best known from The Practice.
Rosemarie Reed Productions Inc Narrator: Linda Hunt Format: NTSC
(subtitled), Discs: 1
Run Time: 56:47
Suggested Retail: $19.95