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Radium Girls

Fall 2014

In 1926, glowing radium watches were all the rage, until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the journey of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, and Arthur Roeder, the president of the U.S. Radium Corporation, as they wrestle with the meaning of justice. Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at corporate irresponsibility, the commercialization of science, and the power of the truth.