RACE, MEDICINE, & HEALTH RESOURCES
"What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin colour? Our opening episode travels to Louisville, Kentucky, not to explore whether medical care cures us, but to see why we get sick in the first place, and why patterns of health and illness reflect underlying patterns of class and racial inequities." -from Kanopy website
HBO Films presents; a Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films, Cine Mosaic production ; a George C. Wolfe film
Produced by Kathryn Dean
Screenplay by Peter Landesman, Alexander Woo, George C. Wolfe
Directed by George C. Wolfe
The “immortal” cells of Henrietta Lacks were used in the development of the polio vaccine, the study of cancer, viruses, in vitro fertilization, cloning and gene mapping, with her genetic property bought and sold without her, or her family’s knowledge. Henrietta Lacks' story uncovers the history of medical research experimentation on African-Americans, bioethical issues and informed consent.
This DVD is available for check-out from the TUC Library.