The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


1h 32m 2017

Brief Synopsis

The true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American 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 to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harves

Film Details

Also Known As
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Release Date
2017
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

The true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American 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 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. Based on the book.

Film Details

Also Known As
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Release Date
2017
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Aired in United States April 22, 2017

Alexander Woo was previously attached to write.

Based on the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" writtern by Rebecca Skloot. Published by Crown February 2, 2010.