Event date: November 20, 2014
What Would You Do to Create the Perfect Child?
November 20, 2014
November 20, Doors 6:30. Film 7:00
Science fiction meets the real world in the sci-fi thriller The Perfect 46. What do you want to know about your social network’s genetic code? Join The Perfect 46 director Brett Ryan Bonowicz and The Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group for a discussion about the incredible power of genome research, and the reality of human error.
The Perfect 46
November 20, 2014,
Doors: 6:30 pm, Show Time: 7:00 pm
Running time: 97 minutes
The Perfect 46 is a sci-fi thriller about the world of “direct-to-consumer” genetics. Set in the quasi-near future, the film delves into the personal, professional and social consequences when an entrepreneurial geneticist creates an E-Harmony like website that matches individuals with their ideal genetic partners. The perfect match is 46, the chance to have flawless children.
What would happen if a personality so tied to the identity of his company had the chance to change the nature of our relationships? What about love? And what happens when human error interferes with science? The science is here now. The Perfect 46 reveals some of the moral dilemmas that lie ahead.
Post-film panel and discussion with film-maker, Brett Ryan Bonowicz, Shelin Adam UBC Department of Medical Genetics and Dr. Jennifer Gardy, BC Centre for Disease Control.
Directed by Brett Ryan Bonowicz (IMDB) Film IMDB | Official Site
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street , Vancouver (Map)
Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University
Reel Causes and VanBUG’s November Cause is the Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University, and with them we’re pleased to supporting the next generation of genome researchers. The GSS is the student society and government for all graduate students representing over 4,500 students in 37 academic programs at SFU’s Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses.
VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. Through their work we come closer to finding cures for thousands of diseases.
This month Reel Causes and VanBUG are pleased to support the students of genome research through Simon Fraser University’s Graduate Student Society. The GSS is the student society and government for all graduate students representing over 4,500 students in 37 academic programs at SFU’s Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses.