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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: Peter LandesmanGeorge C WolfeOprah WinfreyRose ByrneReg E CatheyAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : HBO Home Video, 2017.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Made-for-TV movies
Named Person: Henrietta Lacks; Henrietta Lacks
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Landesman; George C Wolfe; Oprah Winfrey; Rose Byrne; Reg E Cathey; Rebecca Skloot; HBO Video (Firm),
OCLC Number: 1089191957
Notes: Originally released as a made-for-tv movie on April 22, 2017.
Based on the nonfiction book 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."
Performer(s): Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Reg E. Cathey.
Target Audience: Rating: TV-MA.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: screenwriter, Peter Landesman ; director, George C. Wolfe.

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Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

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