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Human Nature

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One of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in history, the discovery of CRISPR has made it possible to manipulate human DNA, paving the path to a future of great possibilities. The implications of this could mean the eradication of disease or, more controversially, the possibility of genetically pre-programmed children.

Breaking away from scientific jargon, Human Nature pieces together a complex account of bio-research for the layperson as compelling as a work of science-fiction. But whether the gene-editing powers of CRISPR (described as "a word processor for DNA") are used for good or evil, they’re reshaping the world as we know it. As we push past the boundaries of what it means to be human, Adam Bolt’s stunning work of science journalism reaches out to scientists, engineers, and people whose lives could benefit from CRISPR technology, and offers a wide-ranging look at the pros and cons of designing our futures.

"It is a must see work of documentary filmmaking that should change the nature of our conversations. Whether you fear the science or embrace it, Human Nature is stunning." - James Roberts, Glide Magazine


Director Adam Bolt
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2019
Running Time: 94 mins
Language:In English
Executive Producer: Elliot Kirschner, Greg Boustead, Dan Rather
Producer: Meredith DeSalazar, Sarah Goodwin, Elliot Kirschner, Adam Bolt
Screenwriter: Adam Bolt, Regina Sobel
Cinematographer: Derek Reich
Editor: Regina Sobel, Steve Tyler
Music: Keegan DeWitt
Art Director: Ned Piyadarakorn
Production Company: The Wonder Collaborative
Distributor: Films We Like

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