Sat 17.8. at 4pm
2019 / USA
Length: 107 min
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.