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Not only the first woman to win the Nobel Prize (and the first person to win it twice), Marie Curie was a pioneering scientist, teacher, and feminist, whose fearlessness is captured in Marie Curie – The Courage of Knowledge. As the first female professor at the University of Paris, Curie endured any number of slights and outright hostility, but her life in general was also fraught with challenges: her husband and scientific partner, Pierre, was killed in a car accident, leaving Marie to raise their children and forge ahead with their research, all the while enduring a workplace that was hostile to her both as a woman and a Polish national.
A sweeping biography that captures the political and social atmosphere of turn-of-the-century Europe, Marie Curie – The Courage of Knowledge is director Marie Noëlle’s paean to one of the icons of the scientific and feminist communities.