Directed by Silvia Casalino
With Francoise Bories, Samantha Cristoforetti, Donna Haraway
Not Rated, 60 minutes, DCP
Director Silvia Casalino and Journalist Alice Coffin scheduled to appear (at showing)
Space engineer Silvia Casalino dreams of going to space. Her dreams become reality as she embarks on an unusual and bizarre journey, which leads her to the icons of female space travel and cyborg culture. The documentary film No Gravity is both a personal story and a broader take on the history of women in space and the relationship between gender and technology. It tells the stories of women who have dedicated their lives to the space endeavor, establishing their position in the male-dominated world of space technology. Three generations of women, based on three different continents, will guide the audience in pursuing a single fascination: the space sciences and technology.
Co-sponsored by Notre Dame's Gender Studies Program, Saint Mary's Department of Gender and Women's Studies, IU South Bend's Women's & Gender Studies, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies