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If you're in Scotland and you haven't seen our documentary yet, you'll be able to catch it at Dundee Contemporary Arts on 10 November, as part of the Dundee Science Festival. We've just updated the event details.
BioNews just published a review of STEM CELL REVOLUTIONS:
"[The film] is the behind-the-scenes story of each major advance in stem cell science leading to present-day scientific and clinical developments. The result is a fascinating, unsensationalised and complete guide for anyone who wants an informed appreciation of stem cell science and an understanding of what all the fuss is about."
After a summary of the chapters of the film, the reviewer concludes:
"Despite these minor criticisms, the film is clear and interesting. It fulfils its aim 'to present the 'real science' of stem cells and take the realities behind hopes and fears associated with stem cell research to the cinema and TV audience' and raises the bar for science documentaries."
The reviewer particularly liked the role of novelist Margaret Atwood in our documentary:
Hot off the press, here's a very nice review of STEM CELL REVOLUTIONS posted by David Kent on the Stem Cell Network blog.
"A prize-winning author sits down in an Edinburgh pub across from a world famous stem cell biologist. Together they begin to ponder mankind’s desire for eternal youth. Though it may sound like the first lines of a joke, it is the opening scene of a documentary film, supported by the UK’s Wellcome Trust. Oddly enough, this film represented a collision of my seemingly polar worlds." [...]
Stem cells are much hyped – and genuinely full of potential for both medicine and biology.
I wanted to make a platform for the world class scientists who have devoted their lives to the discoveries of stem cells and what they can do.
We created a collaborative working space where the scientists could take charge of what information was seen as important, how it should be contextualised, and what they saw as the most significant breakthroughs.
The result is a film of great clarity and precision: a surprising scope from World War II to the fifth floor of an eye hospital in India.
This is the new online home of our documentary, STEM CELL REVOLUTIONS: a Vision of the Future. We're setting this up so we can show you the film here and build a community around it.
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