Ladies of Science is a 56 minute drama documentary, set in Ireland, tells the true story of two remarkable women,Lady Mary Rosse and Mary Ward, who had a passion for science and technology, including photography, astronomy, microscopy, illustrations, archicture, all during a time (1850′s) when women were not admitted to universities. The current Earl of Rosse, Brendan Parson and his wife Allison, together with leading experts in science, literature, engineering, astronomy,photography, history, explore on film the facinating achievements of these two women.
Alessandra wrote, directed and produced "Ladies of Science". From the beginning she fell in love with the two women and could not understand how their story remained untold. In April 2013 she formed a small team of researchers and within a few months received the support of the present Lord and Lady Rosse who granted free access to the locations and materials of these two women. In November 20 people were involved in the producVon growing to 60 people by the February of 2014. The production was then shot on locaVon at Dublin Castle Hotel and Birr Co. Offaly between February and May 2014.
Narrated by Lalla Ward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalla_Ward), a great grand daughter of Mary Ward, the film includes details on the building of the Great Telescope in Birr, ( which was the biggest telescope in the world for almost 100 years ) and the tragic death of Mary Ward in 1869, which was the first fatal car accident in Ireland. Dedicated to all women who struggle for recognition and equal opportunities in today’s society.
The documentary had a huge success around the world, has been shown in Hollywood, Nice, Long Island, London, Dublin, Birr and Milano.
- Winner Best Tv Documentary Capra Award, Life Fest international film festival, Hollywood LA – 2015
- Winner Best Editing Documentary at St Tropez Film Festival, Nice– 2015
- Winner Best Tv Documentary at International Film Festival of the world Milano-2015
- Winner Best Scientific & Educational Award Film Festival of the world Milano-2015