The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

2017
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Original Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Year: 2017

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Release Dates

  • United States: April 22 2017

Plot

Based on the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose unique cells, which were able to live outside the human organism, changed forever the history of medicine: the HeLa. Nevertheless, after her death due to a severe cancer, the hospital takes advantage of a legal loophole in order to silence her name and discriminate Henrietta's family, making profit and taking all the merits. Rebecca Slooke, a journalist researcher, decides to contact Henrietta Lack's family in order to write a book telling all the truth about her story. Together with her daughter, Deborah Lacks, they will both discover a reality hidden to the world, reaching further horizons than nobody before, and discovering things about the past that they never imagined.

Cast

Director:

George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe

Reneé Elise Goldsberry

Reneé Elise Goldsberry

Henrietta Lacks

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Deborah Lacks

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne

Rebecca Skloot

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance

Sir Lord Keenan Coefield

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