Dear scientists... : a film about science, morality, and humanity

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  • Creator by Ioanna Semendeferi
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Houston, Texas] : Ioanna Semendeferi, [2014] ©2014
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (25 pages, 10 pages, 2 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn879576059
  • Credits
    • Narrator: Ioannis Pavlidis
    • Director/writer: Ioanna Semendeferi ; producer: Ioanna Semendeferi and Ioannis Pavlidis ; director of photography: Trent Wittenbach and Abbas Padilla; editor: Bill Moore; original music: Ian Conlin


  • A film about the seriousness of science ethics and a creative method to impart its message. With an artistic touch, it connects past with present emphasizing the role of feelings in moral judgment. The film is non-profit and is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It was completed in December 2013 and the post-production services finished in February 2014.


  • Ioanna Semendeferi (writer and director and producer) holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics from the Aristotle University in Greece and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History of Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota. Currently, her academic work and interests focus on science ethics and the social dimensions of science. As of September 1, 2014, she is Associate Instructional and Research Professor at the Department of Physics in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston. Ioannis Pavlidis (co-producer) is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston.
  • Official film website:
  • "Ethnografilm, official selection 2014; University Film&Video Association, official selection 2014"--Insert.
  • Blu-ray, widescreen; requires Blu-ray player.


  • Long version (25 minutes) -- Short version (10 minutes) -- Trailer (2 minutes)
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