05.03.2018, 19 h, TechQuartier Frankfurt

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (USA 2015, 80 min)

Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoint in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.

Special guest:

  • Robin Hauser, Director and Producer, Finish Line Features, LLC. (New York, USA)



GET STARTED! Film & Talk about Entrepreneurship & Empowerment – a joint project of the U.S. Consulate General FrankfurtTechQuartier, and the Center of CreativeIndustries of the Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH. It’s a film series with a selection of films from the American Film Showcase that gives insights into the entrepreneurship and start-up scene. Each event is focusing on topics such as ‘advancing science & technology’, ’empowering women’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ or ‘entrepreneurship culture’. Each film is followed by an open talk with local and international guests.

The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and produced by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), the Showcase highlights the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate.

GET STARTED! – the complete programm