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Documentary

HUMAN NATURE

Year 2019
Runtime 92 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere

When science fiction collides with fact and DNA sequences can be easily edited, we are forced to reconsider what it means to be human.

FRANKENSTEIN and JURASSIC PARK are cautionary biological tales of what happens when what science can do and what we should do differ. But forget science fiction, as we are truly on the cusp of a revolution that could forever change our relationship to the natural world. If you haven’t already heard of CRISPR technology, HUMAN NATURE is prescribed viewing. One of the most significant breakthroughs in recent history achieves highly accurate gene editing that has the potential to wipe out disease, alter physical traits and extend our lifespans to unknown lengths. Our evolutionary future is literally in our hands, but what are the consequences of these decisions?

Scientists, engineers and those with conditions that could be immediately impacted by CRISPR dive into the implications that transcend borders as a brave new world awaits. It’s never been more true that life finds a way.

Countries

United States
Director
Adam Bolt
Executive Producer
Elliot Kirschner, Greg Boustead
Producer
Meredith Desalazar, Sarah Goodwin
Screenwriter
Regina Sobel, Dan Rather
Cinematographer
Derek Reich
Editor
Regina Sobel, Steve Tyler
Cast
David Baltimore, Jill Banfield, Rodolphe Barrangou, Alta Charo