Featuring beautiful hand-drawn animations and interviews with leading stem cell scientists, Stem Cell Revolutions charts the history and scientific evolution of stem cell research – from the earliest experiments that first revealed stem cells in the body, to leading current scientific and clinical developments. Stem Cell Revolutions features eminent international scientists in stem cell research, including 2012 Nobel Laureates Shinya Yamanaka and Sir John Gurdon, Nobel Laureate Sir Martin Evans, as well as Sir Ian Wilmut, creator of Dolly the sheep. Acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood serves as a non-scientific commentator in the film.
It is a historic moment for stem cell biology – not only have stem cells themselves vitally changed our understanding of the human body, but the recent work by iPS pioneer Shinya Yamanaka has been hailed as “the biggest breakthrough since stem cells changed our understanding of how the body works.”
Supported by the Wellcome Trust, Stem Cell Stories is a genuinely creative collaboration between scientists and filmmakers.
The film is available for educational use on DVD and as download.
Suitable for adults with a general interest in science, 14+ school students.
WINNER – Best Documentary – Vedere la Scienza Festival Milan 2011
Over 50 screenings worldwide…
“In their new documentary Stem Cell Revolutions, filmmaker Amy Hardie, director/producer, and Clare Blackburn, stem cell biologist, team up to present a fascinating portrait of the history of stem cell science and a provocative peek into its future. This is an elegant and deeply instructive piece of work, with wide potential for raising awareness of the promise and possibilities of stem cell science—both in formal educational settings and among lay generalists who are curious about the this area of biological investigation.” – The Influential Stem Cell Magazine
“Director/Producer Amy Hardie and Science Producer Dr Clare Blackburn do a great job of taking such a scientific/technical issue as stem cells and making it approachable, entertaining, and easy to follow. The film is a great way to introduce stem cells to non-technical audiences such as teachers and students.” – The Stem Cell Directory
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