WIFT & U.S. Consulate General | Women’s History Month | Hamburg

The U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg in cooperation with WIFT Germany celebrates Women’s History Month and invites you to a screening of the documentary

“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”

followed by a discussion with producer and director Robin Hauser

About the film:

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.

Robin Hauser is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features and President of Unleashed Productions. As a business woman, longtime professional photographer, and social entrepreneur, Robin brings her leadership skills, creative eye and passion to her documentary film projects. Her artistic vision and experience in the business world afford her a unique perspective on what it takes to motivate an audience. Robin’s award-winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2015, and has caught the attention of the international tech industry and of policy makers and educators in Washington, DC and abroad. Robin’s most recent documentary, Bias, explores unconscious bias and how it affects us socially and in the workplace. Previously, Robin co- directed and produced the documentary feature, Running for Jim, which won 14 awards at 20 film festivals. She has spoken about the importance of diversity and inclusion, the importance of ethics in Artificial Intelligence and on behalf of women’s rights at TED, Watermark, Conference for Women, Mobile World Congress, SXSW, AT&T Foundry FutureCast, Dell Women Entrepreneur Network, Upfront Summit, NewCo Shift Forum and Women 2.0. Robin has been featured in national publications: USA Today, Wired, Forbes, Fortune, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, San Francisco Business Times, and has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNN, NPR, CNBC. Robin is recipient of the 2016 National Political Women’s Caucus President’s Award.

Link to film trailer


This is an American Film Showcase (AFS) program.
AFS is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the USC School of Cinematic Arts (americanfilmshowcase.com).

Donnerstag, 08. März 2018

20:15 – 21:45 Uhr

Forum Finkenau (Gebäude B) HAW Hamburg, Kunst- und Mediencampus Finkenau 35 22081 Hamburg