2009 Film Festival - Eugenics: Science Fiction or Future Reality?

Date: November 2009
Location: Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ [ Map ]

A Biomedical Ethics Film Festival on the topic of Eugenics

Should society create the perfect human race? Is this already happening? Why should parents not seek to have the perfect child?

These are some of the questions which will be asked in this three-day biomedical ethics film festival. At the end of each screening, a discussion will take place between the audience and a panel of invited experts in bioethics, science, law, medicine and politics.

The festival is organised in partnership with: the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, Filmhouse, the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Branch of the British Science Association, and the ESRC Genomics Forum at the University of Edinburgh.

In this season

Homo Sapiens 1900
Director: Peter Cohen
Country of origin and year: Sweden 1998
Duration: 88 minutes
Certificate: Rated 18

My Sister's Keeper
Director: Nick Cassavettes
Country of origin and year: USA 2009
Duration: 109 minutes
Certificate: Rated 12A

Gattaca
Director: Andrew Niccol
Country of origin and year: USA 1997
Duration: 102 minutes
Certificate: Rated 15
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Alan Arkin, Loren Dean, Gore Vidal.

Who's Afraid of Designer Babies
Country of origin and year: Britain 2005
Duration: 103 minutes
Certificate: Rated PG

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