(2006) Starring Kal Penn, Tabu and Irrfan Khan. American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. Rated PG-13; 122 min.
This film is a follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Gasland. In this sequel, Josh Fox further explores the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for air, water, human health and climate change, and examines the corrosive influence of gas companies on government agencies and policies. Discussion will follow the screening.
With a career, boyfriend, and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Sentenced to fifteen months, she is sent to the federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut - one of the millions of people who disapper "down the rabbit hole" of the the American penal system.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientis know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells - taken without her knowledge in 1951 - became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for develping the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in-vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains vitually unknown. Join Alison Petrus-Wilkins for a discussion of this riveting story of the collision between ethics, race and medicine.