What Would You Do to Create the Perfect Child?

November 20, 2014
Doors: 6:30 pm, Show Time: 7:00 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s Location: 149 West Hastings

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 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.

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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.


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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC
Creative BC