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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  The HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” brings to light the contributions made to medicine by one lowly African American woman’s cells in 1951  – unbeknownst to her or her family. The first cells to grow outside the human body, and subsequently dubbed “HeLa” cells, hers was a contribution that has helped advance medical research, develop medications for a variety of illnesses and diseases, and launch the multi-million…

Stories Women Tell

Documentary “Abortion: Stories Women Tell” Premieres on HBO

    Award-winning independent filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos brings real-world points of view to the topic of abortion with her latest documentary “Abortion: The Stories Women Tell”. The documentary seeks to share the authentic voices of the population most affected by this topic – women.  “We don’t hear from women enough”.  Instead those farthest removed from the gut-wrenching circumstances and decision dominate the airways and policy narrative.  Women from both sides of this…