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About Radium Girls

Rating:
Not rated
Year Released:
2018
Format:
Virtual
Closed captioning:
Closed captioned
Genres:
Drama
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Based on true events, Radium Girls follows teen sisters, Bessie and Jo Cavallo, who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint luminous watch dials at the American Radium factory in New Jersey. When Jo loses a tooth, Bessie’s world is turned upside down as a mystery slowly unravels. She discovers a corporate cover-up and, in a radical coming-of-age story, Bessie and the Radium Girls decide to take on American Radium. The national sensation following the notorious case of the Radium Girls in 1928 ultimately led to significant and lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety and the study of radioactivity. Indiana University alumna and previous IU Cinema guest Harriet Newman Leve is one of the film’s executive producers.

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