Documentary Biotechnology

Exhibits

Award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social implications of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. Whose Future? The Promise and Perils of Human Gene Editing examines the use of CRISPR/Cas9. This documentary film is a work in progress with generous support from Arizona State University.

Whose Future? The Promise and Perils of Human Gene Editing

Directed and Produced by Regan Brashear & Jamie LeJeune

Gene editing is now radically cheaper, faster, more accurate and accessible with a new technique called CRISPR/Cas9. Decades-old debates over designer babies, that have largely been discounted as science-fiction, are quickly becoming science-fact. While promising an end to genetic diseases and opening a door to human enhancement, the risks and ethical questions are far-reaching. In this Frankenstein tale for the 21st century, who is guiding the research and with what assumptions, and — most importantly — what kind of world do we want to build? This documentary film is a work in progress with generous support from Arizona State University.

Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

Producer, Director & Editor – Regan Brashear, Co-Producer – Jamie LeJeune, Co-Editor – Josh Peterson, Associate Producer – Hannah Swenson

From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social impact of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.

Image: Artist: Sue Austin; Photographer: Norman Lomax © www.wearefreewheeling.org.uk