The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

2016 • TV Movie • Completed

Drama, Adaptation, Biopic, Historical, Period

The true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. Based on the book.

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