Film Journal – Summing Up Tribeca 2015: Downtown New York festival offers many discoveries – Doris Toumarkine May 4, 2015

Posted on May 4, 2015


"Polished, entertaining and informative, Code is mainly a trove of impressive women and articulate voices addressing an important issue."

Docs, too, were high-quality and of special note, including Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, director/producer Robin Hauser Reynolds’ entertaining examination of why so few women and minorities are working as coders and software engineers and what factors make them hesitant to enter so lucrative and happening a field. The doc is immensely helped by the many talking heads the filmmaker corralled (Walter Isaacson, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, a number offemale academics and college presidents helping explain the hurdles, and many bright and impressive grads new to the field are among those speaking out). A dip into computer history enriches the subject, as do beautiful graphics and the film’s mission to get more women into coding. Polished, entertaining and informative, Code is mainly a trove of impressive women and articulate voices addressing an important issue.