A documentary by Dieter Rucht on the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C. – now available on YouTube.
The March for Science attracted thousands of people in many parts of the globe on April 22, 2017. These protest events were triggered especially by attempts of the US government to curb – for political reasons – scientific freedom, to cut infrastructures and to proclaim “alternative facts.” The documentary focuses on the March for Science in Washington, D.C. It shows the journey of a group of students from Pennsylvania to Washington, the course of the event in the capital and, above all, the challenges regarding the preparation of the march from the viewpoint of four key organizers. Their statements illustrate the difficulties to reconcile scientific neutrality with political engagement.
Watch the full documentary at this link
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