Global Health Film Classics: Human Nature | Global Health Film

Human Nature (2019)

Directed by Adam Bolt, 93 mins

Sunday 08 November 2020 19:00 GMT plus panel discussion

A breakthrough called CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. 

Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’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. 

How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

Featuring Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020.

The panel discussion was moderated by Carol Nahra, journalist, professor and documentary producer. 

Carol was joined by Dr Helen O’Neill, Lecturer in Reproductive and Molecular Genetics and Director for the MSc in Reproductive Science and Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, Dr Drew Hammond, molecular biologist working on novel strategies to control the mosquito vector of malaria, currently based at John's Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA, and Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, Associate Professor Global Health and Philosophy, based at the King's Global Health Institute in London.

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Human Nature featured at the 2019 Global Health Film Festival

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