Bioethics Film Series

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics will screen four films centered around bioethical issues ranging from Deaf culture to intersexuality. Each film will begin at six thirty and will be followed by a group discussion. For more information, contact Matt Burstein.

Current Film


Good Hair

March 25 — 6:30-9:30 p.m., WGR 206 — Robert Patterson (GU, English)

"When Chris Rock's daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl's head! An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people."

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Previous Films


The Twilight of the Golds

September 17 — 6:30-9:30 pm, WGR 201B — Laura Bishop (GU, KIE)

"When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an abortion. Her family enters a crisis about love and acceptance as she makes this difficult choice."

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Sound and Fury

November 12 — Sylvia Onder (GU, Turkish)

"If you could make your deaf children hear, would you do it?"

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XXY

February 18 — Robert McRuer (GWU, English)

"This is the dramatic story of a intersexed 15-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition."

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