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Themes:

#science

#technology

#clashes

#finnish premiere 

2019 / USA

Length: 107 min

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Classification: 12

 

Director: Adam Bolt

Writers: Adam Bolt, Regina Sobel

Cinematography: Derek Reich

Editing: Regina Sobel, Steve Tyler

Composer: Keegan DeWitt

Production: Adam Bolt, Elliot Kirschner, Dan Rather

Finnish Premiere: Human Nature

Human Nature examines one of the greatest technological breakthroughs of the 21st century, a genetic engineering method called CRISPR. CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life, opening the door to both curing diseases, reshaping our biosphere and designing our children.

 

With insights from the past and eyes on the future, the documentary sheds light on the potential role of CRISPR in society. Through contributions from scientists who discovered CRISPR as well as families and biotechnicians coming into contact with the technology, the film presents us with both aims, possibilities and dystopian images related to this revolution. Does CRISPR pave the way for the realization of eugenics? Will wars soon be waged by genetically engineered soldiers, who feel no fear or pain? Most of all - how will CRISPR shape our relationship with nature and what will it mean to human evolution? With depth and visual delight, Human Nature takes viewers on a thrilling journey of scientific discovery and ethical debate.

SINFF 2016