2005 Film Festival - The ethics of cloning

Date: November 2005
Location: Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ [ Map ]

A three-day biomedical ethics film festival coinciding with European Science Week, relating to the ethics of therapeutic and reproductive human cloning. The themes of each day will include: Cloning Technology and Developments; Identity and Human Cloning; Human Cloning Risk Versus Advantages.

There are nine programmes of short films, documentaries and feature films, all supporting reflection on the subject of human cloning. Each screening will be introduced, and followed by a discussion between a panel of invited biomedical and bioethics experts, plus politicians and members of the audience.

The film festival is organised in partnership with Filmhouse, the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Branch of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum.

In this season

Learning to Love the Grey
Director: Nigel Levy
Country of origin and year: Britain 2000
Duration: 90 minutes
Certificate: 15
Cast: Clive Carter

The First Human Clone: Conception
Country of origin and year: Britain 2003
Duration: 50 minutes
Certificate: 12A

The Island
Director: Michael Bay
Country of origin and year: USA 2005
Duration: 136 minutes
Certificate: 12A
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi

The 6th Day
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Country of origin and year: USA/Canada 2000
Duration: 123 minutes
Certificate: 15
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rappaport, Robert Duvall, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wynter
N.B. This film is replacing Blade Runner,originally scheduled to screen in this slot.

Cloning the First Human
Director: Rolf Schübel
Country of origin and year: Britain 2001
Duration: 50 minutes
Certificate: 12A

Blueprint
Director: Rolf Schübel
Country of origin and year: Germany 2003
Duration: 110 minutes
Certificate: 12A
Cast: Franka Potente, Ulrich Thomsen, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Katja Studt

Boys From Brazil
Director: Franklin J Schnaffer
Country of origin and year: Britain/USA 1978
Duration: 125 minutes
Certificate: 18
Cast: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen

How to Build a Human: Part 1
Country of origin and year: Britain 2002
Duration: 50 minutes
Certificate: Rated 12A

Multiplicity
Director: Harold Ramis
Country of origin and year: USA 1996
Duration: 117 minutes
Certificate: Rated 12
Cast: Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg, Eugene Levy

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