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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: Kathryn Dean, (Producer)Peter LandesmanAlexander WooGeorge C WolfeOprah WinfreyAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2017.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Videocassette : U-matic : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Henrietta Lacks; Henrietta Lacks
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Dean, (Producer); Peter Landesman; Alexander Woo; George C Wolfe; Oprah Winfrey; Rose Byrne; Renée Elise Goldsberry; Courtney B Vance; Rocky Carroll; Leslie Uggams; Reed Birney; Reg E Cathey; Branford Marsalis; Aaron Yanes; Sofian El Fani; Rebecca Skloot; HBO Films.; Your Face Goes Here Entertainment (Firm); Harpo Films.; Cine Mosaic (Firm); HBO Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1013850979
Language Note: English; English, French, or Spanish dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH). Closed-captioned.
Notes: "Discover what you are made of"--cover.
Based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot.
Bonus features: "Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne, along with writer/director George C. Wolfe and members of the Lacks family, discuss the legacy of Henrietta Lacks in this compelling Family featurette"; Filming in Georgia.
Credits: Music, Branford Marsalis; editor, Aaron Yanes; director of photography, Sofian El Fani.
Performer(s): Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Ren?e Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Reg E. Cathey.
Event notes: Originally released as a made-for-tv movie on April 22, 2017.
Target Audience: Audience: Rating: TV-MA.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Responsibility: HBO Films presents ; a Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films, Cine Mosaic production ; a George C. Wolfe film ; produced by Kathryn Dean ; screenplay by Peter Landesman, Alexander Woo, George C. Wolfe ; directed by George C. Wolfe.

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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

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