Scene from the film The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
Scene from the film The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts

The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts

  • United States
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A defiant feminist mosaic on the ways that science enters our culture and defines what it is to be a woman. At age 30, Lynne Sachs wondered why so much about our culture simply made her feel bad about her body. She wrote in her diary, shot film with her friends and collected archival footage from educational films on menstruation and child birth. By giving new meaning to the “body of the body” and the “body of the mind”, she works to dismantle those stereotypes of women rooted in Western patriarchy.


  • Original title
    The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lynne Sachs
  • DOP
    Lynne Sachs
  • Editing
    Lynne Sachs
  • Sound
    Lynne Sachs
  • Duration
    30 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • International Audiovisual Experimental Festival, Arnheim
    • Melbourne International Film Festival
    • Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
    • Cámara Lúcida Festival Int’l de Cine Contemporáneo
    • Cork Int’l Film Festival
  • Awards
    • First Prize for Experimental Film | Charlotte Film Festival. U.S.
    • Honorable Mention Experimental | Atlanta Film Festival. U.S.
    • Jury Award Black | Maria Film Fest. U.S.
    • “Teffen Filter” Award | Humbolt Film Festival. U.S.
    • First Prize Short Film | Utah Film Festival
    • Experimental Prize| Athens Film Festival. U.S. is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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