TERRA INCOGNITA: THE PERILS AND PROMISE OF STEM CELL RESEARCH
USA 2007, 83 min
Terra Incognita is a feature length documentary film and companion civic engagement campaign featuring the story of Dr. Jack Kessler, the current chair of Northwestern University's Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurological Sciences, and his daughter, Allison, an undergraduate student at Harvard University. Through Kessler's story, we bring the stem cell debate to the public for discussion. The film follows the constantly evolving interplay between the promise of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science and the resilience and courage of people living every day with devastating disease and injury.
DIR: Maria Finitzo
Scr: Eric Martin, Zinna Riley, Lois Vossen, DoP: Jim Morrissette, Ines Sommer, Music: Joel Diamond, Ed: Michael O’Brien, David E. Simpson, Jan Sutcliffe, Prod: Kartemquin Films (Maria Finitzo, Cathy R. Fisher, Jen Kaczor), Print: Kartemquin Films, Format: DVD, Language: English, Subt: Estonian