Bombshell. La Historia de Hedy Lamarr / Bombshell. The Hady Lamarr Story (Alexandra Dean, 2017)

Cinema and Science Series

Invited Scientists
Ane Insausti
Gipuzkoako Diputazioa, Mubil Fundazioa
Tabakalera, Donostia / San Sebastián
DIPC, Basque Film Archive, San Sebastian International Film Festival
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Bombshell. La Historia de Hedy Lamarr / Bombshell. The Hady Lamarr Story (Alexandra Dean, 2017)
Still from the film.

The seventh edition of the Cinema and Science Cycle, organized by the DIPC, the Basque Film Archive and the San Sebastian Film Festival, will be held in 2024. Within the program, as every year, we will celebrate the International Day of Girls and Women in Science in collaboration with the Emakumeak Zientzian initiative.

In this year's session we will screen the documentary The Hedy Lamarr Story - (Alexandra Dean, 2017) which tells the life of the brilliant actress of classic Hollywood and Austrian inventor. During World War II Lamar patented a secret communication system. Inspired by the mechanism of a pianolet, it was first used in the Cuban Missile Crisis, and is considered one of the precursors of wifi.

Psinopsis: Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.

First the communications engineer Ane Insausti will give a brief presentation followed by the screening.

(Version: English, Subtitles: Spanish, Presentation: Spanish


About the speaker

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Ane Insausti holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Navarra (Tecnun). She completed her engineering studies at TUM University in Munich and carried out her final project at the Fraunhofer Institut. She began her professional career at the multinational Siemens in Germany as a manager of international projects that took her to Brazil, China, and the USA. She was awarded a scholarship from La Caixa to pursue her MBA studies at CEIBS in Shanghai and completed her studies at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. After completing her master's degree, she joined the multinational Inditex in Galicia, where she became responsible for projects in the distribution area. She then decided to return to her homeland and served as the general director of the MUBIL Foundation from 2020 until mid-2023. Nowadays, she is the Deputy Minister for Economic Promotion and Strategic Projects of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa.