What we're about

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Austin Documentary Fans (AKA Reel Doc Fans) is a group that meets in person or online in hopes of exploring a free flow of information about people, places and things. The world around us is always changing. We are concomitantly searching for stories that are documented - to help us to gain a better understanding about our world and all of its intricate pieces. We welcome you to join us as we journey on this endeavor.

Here is an official definition
"A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. "(source: wikipedia.org) 

Documentary filmmakers please send us information about your upcoming films, locations, needs. We are working on an online publication. Feel free to send us your press releases. (news magazine)

Send to:
info@reeldocfans.com or reeldocfans@gmail.com

www.reeldocfans.com
Our history:
**See two online "newszines" **we produced that are now in our historical archives.  

Volunteering opportunities:
Here are some ways you can support our community:

• Greeters for events
• Interview filmmakers (articles)
• Online host for Zoom meetings (interview filmmakers)
• Event planning 
• Social media
• Articles about upcoming documentaries

Upcoming events (2)

women in science/tech

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We'll watch short clips/videos highlighting some of the most spectacular accomplishments of women in architecture, biology, chemistry, computing, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, and other fields traditionally dominated by men. Afterwards, we invite everyone to share their reactions to these stories and relate personal experiences.

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women in science and mathematics

Ada Lovelace Byron
Florence Nightingale: pioneer statistician

Marie Curie
Emmy Noether

Mária Telkes: solar-powered desalination, solar oven, solar-heated house

Dorothy Hodgkin: X-ray crystallography of vitamin B-12 and insulin
Dorothy Vaughan
Katherine Johnson
Mamie Clark

Rosalind Franklin: X-ray crystallography of graphite, DNA, and RNA

Jane Goodall
Margaret Hamilton
Wally Funk

Karen Uhlenbeck: geometric analysis, minimal surfaces
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard: developmental genes
Elizabeth Loftus
Shirley Ann Jackson: MIT President
Elizabeth Blackburn: telomerase

Zaha Hadid
Angela Merkel

Lene Hau: slowing light in ultra-cold atoms by using lasers
Carol W. Greider: telomerase
Lisa Randall: theoretical particle physics
Jennifer Doudna: CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
Emmanuelle Charpentier: CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
Evelyn Glennie: groundbreaking percussionist

Angela Belcher: biomaterials
Fei-Fei Li: computer vision
Maryam Mirzakhani: mathematical visionary

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women in science/tech

Link visible for attendees

We'll watch short clips/videos highlighting some of the most spectacular accomplishments of women in architecture, biology, chemistry, computing, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, and other fields traditionally dominated by men. Afterwards, we invite everyone to share their reactions to these stories and relate personal experiences.

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women in science and mathematics

Ada Lovelace Byron
Florence Nightingale: pioneer statistician

Marie Curie
Emmy Noether

Mária Telkes: solar-powered desalination, solar oven, solar-heated house

Dorothy Hodgkin: X-ray crystallography of vitamin B-12 and insulin
Dorothy Vaughan
Katherine Johnson
Mamie Clark

Rosalind Franklin: X-ray crystallography of graphite, DNA, and RNA

Jane Goodall
Margaret Hamilton
Wally Funk

Karen Uhlenbeck: geometric analysis, minimal surfaces
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard: developmental genes
Elizabeth Loftus
Shirley Ann Jackson: MIT President
Elizabeth Blackburn: telomerase

Zaha Hadid
Angela Merkel

Lene Hau: slowing light in ultra-cold atoms by using lasers
Carol W. Greider: telomerase
Lisa Randall: theoretical particle physics
Jennifer Doudna: CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
Emmanuelle Charpentier: CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
Evelyn Glennie: groundbreaking percussionist

Angela Belcher: biomaterials
Fei-Fei Li: computer vision
Maryam Mirzakhani: mathematical visionary

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Use calendar view to see our other upcoming events at a glance.

Past events (490)