The Man with the Golden Cells

The Man with the Golden Cells

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In The Man with the Golden Cells, director Florence Martin-Kessler asks crucial and timely questions about the right to personal physical integrity in the face of scientific research. Travelling through Canada, France, the United States and Singapore, Martin-Kessler challenges an industry driven by the lure of profits - an industry that sometimes seems to ignore the distinction betweeen life and lab.

The starting point for this hour-long film is the famous lawsuit launched by John Moore, who sued his doctor for culturing, patenting and passing on Moore's cells to the pharmaceutical industry - all without his permission. This controversial suit marked the rise of biotechnology. But can the human body be reduced to a territory for scientific exploration?

The Man with the Golden Cells is a science documentary that navigates the worlds of patent protection and human dignity, while reminding us that the roots of biotechnology's commercial potential lie in our desire to be healthy and eternally young. Meanwhile, our body, so precious to us, is caught between the needs of commerce, ethics and health.

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  • réalisateur
    Florence Martin-Kessler
  • caméra
    Mark Daniels
    Jean-Marc Bouzou
    Robert Vanherweghem
    Michel La Veaux
  • prise de son
    Suzanne Newman
    Guillaume Chevalier
    Ismail Ishak
    Marcel Fraser
    Sylvain Vary
  • assistant réalisateur
    Gabriella Kessler
  • montage
    Luc Forveille
    Babalou Hamelin
    Mathilde Morieres
  • assistant monteur
    Rohmiadi Doat
  • musique
    Fabien Bourdier
  • montage sonore
    Marco Fania
  • None
    Audio Postproduction SPR Inc.
    Serge Boivin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Denis Gathelier
    David Homel
    Marie-Christine Gely
    Danièle Borg
    Solen Labrie Trépanier
    Dominique Brunet
    Nathalie Cloutier
    Lise Lévesque
  • en-ligne
    Denis Gathelier
  • titres
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • narrateur
    Kelly Ricard
  • voix anglaise
    Liz MacRae
    Michael Rudder
  • répétiteur textes
    Hubert Fielden
  • traduction
    Janet Chapman
  • sous-titres
    Janet Chapman
  • recherche
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Fiona McLaughlin
    Gianna Franceschini
  • gérant de production
    Alain Bastide
    Sylvie Lapointe
  • assistant de production
    Malik Menaï
  • agent, marketing
    Jenny Thibault
  • administrateur de studio
    Manon Provencher
  • coordonnateur technique
    Jean-François Laprise
  • producteur associé
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • producteur
    Paul Saadoun
    Virginie Guibbaud
    Yves Bisaillon
    Johanne Bergeron