2019 - 107 MINUTES - ENGLISH - USA
A FILM BY ADAM BOLT
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY ELLIOT KIRSCHNER, GREG BOUSTEAD AND DAN RATHER
From executive producer Dan Rather and director Adam Bolt, the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, comes the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century. And it isn’t digital, it’s biological.
A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.
“The five films in Hot Docs’ Big Ideas explore how far we’ve come-and how much farther we have to go” - Toronto Life
NNNN “Human Nature turns data into an engaging narrative, and one that’s more hopeful than hysterical.“ - NOW
“The ethical objections raised by Human Nature will make viewers ponder how far we’re willing to go to eliminate human suffering long after it ends.” - The Gate