The Woman Who United the World
Coming: March 2021
A psychological drama about one of the 20th Century’s most important scientists. The Woman Who United the World is Eva Tind’s biographical novel about the Danish zoologist, Marie Hammer (1907-2002) who, over 47 years, travels around the world alone with a singular purpose. She wants to prove that the world’s continents, at some point in time, were joined together. At the same time, she dreams of having a family. But against the norms of the day, she insists that her husband must never get in the way of her research. She is the first woman to join Knud
Rasmussen’s 7th Thule expedition in 1932, and then raises funds herself for her month-long expeditions. She writes her doctorate at home from the kitchen table with her four children around her, an unpaid researcher. She plans new itineraries for her conquests on the world map in her scrapbook. Almost 50 years after her first expedition, Marie Hammer changes world history. Her persistent efforts lead to success in uniting the world, but she has to acknowledge that in her absence her family has crumbled. The Woman Who United the World is the story of a unique and fantastic scientist’s connection to nature and the desire to make your mark on history. About human ambition, family, love, renunciation and reconciliation – of the world and between people.