FILM: Human Nature
Explore the questions, how will new gene-editing ability change our relationship with nature and what will it mean for human evolution?
Time & Location
May 04, 2020, 7:00 PM
John F. Kennedy Middle School, 200 Jayne Blvd, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776, USA
About The Event
Moderator: Dr. Bruce Futcher, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, SBU
Directed by Adam Bolt
HUMAN NATURE, a film directed by Adam Bolt, tells the story of CRISPER genome engineering with a gripping mix of science and heart and gives the audience a front row seat to a technological revolution that could reshape our planet and humanity itself. Considered the biggest tech revolution of the 21st century, this breakthrough has given us unprecedented control over DNA, the basic building blocks of life and opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere and designing our own children.
This documentary is a provocative exploration of CRISPER’s far-reaching implications through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. It explores the questions, how will this new gene-editing ability change our relationship with nature and what will it mean for human evolution? HUMAN NATURE, in beginning to answer such questions, presents a review of the distant past, and takes an educated look into perhaps, the not-too-distant future. HUMAN NATURE is the recipient of AFO ( Academia Film Olomouc) Audience Award, 2019, Czech Republic.
Running Time: 95 minutes