Human Nature


TIFF Lightbox 1 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 12:30 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Tue, Apr 30, 2019 12:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Health & Healthcare
Science & Technology
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Adam Bolt
Producer(s):Sarah Goodwin
Meredith Desalazar
Elliot Kirschner
Executive Producer(s):Elliot Kirschner
Dan Rather
Greg Boustead
Editor(s):Regina Sobel
Steve Tyler
Writer(s):Adam Bolt
Regina Sobel
Cinematography:Derek Reich
Composer:Keegan Dewitt


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Also screening in the Big Ideas Series presented by Scotia Wealth Management

With revolutionary advances being made in numerous scientific fields, one particular subfield of biology stands out, with the potential to fundamentally change the course of a human's life before they're even born. One of the most significant breakthroughs in modern history, the discovery of CRISPR has unlocked our ability to manipulate human DNA. The implications of this genetic tinkering could mean the cure and erasure of diseases or, on a broader and more controversial scale, the possibility of shaping children according to predetermined traits. Reaching out to scientists, engineers and people whose lives could be affected, Human Nature offers a wide-ranging and informative look at the possibilities of designing our future. For the first time in the history of our world, we have the potential to craft our own evolution. But should we? Gabor Pertic

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Additional Information

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