G@G Film Discussion—Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Join us for a May film discussion and last event before a summer break.
This film. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is the story of a Black woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot, to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. It’s a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown. Rent on Amazon, Vudu, or Apple TV. Buy on Apple TV, Amazon, YouTube or Vudu.
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