Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick comments on Angelina Jolie’s New York Times o-ed.
“She is going to save so many lives. I’m farklempt,” Rudnick said.
Rudnick shared her story after she tested positive for the BRCA1 mutation in the Emmy-nominated documentary In The Family.
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Angelina Jolie has undergone a preventive double mastectomy because she carries the BRCA1 mutation.
Don’t know what a BRCA1 mutation is? Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick shared her story after she tested positive for the mutation as well. Her story was captured in the Emmy-nominated documentary In The Family, which is available for free here.
Last Saturday Gordon Quinn visited the Juvenile Injustice-Criminalization of Youth in Palestine and Chicago luncheon. The event was sponsored by The Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East and featured speakers Sahar Francis, Bernadine Dohrn and Emmanuel Andre.
Almost There has received money from the Independent Television Service, allowing director/producers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden to finish the project.
Almost There will be ready for screening at festivals in 2014 and eventually will air on PBS. You can follow their progress via Facebook and Twitter.
Joseph Stiglitz, former chairman of Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors, explores the issues with gene patenting and the issues with the US patenting system as a whole.
“That is why we do not allow patents for basic insights in mathematics. And it is why research shows that patenting genes actually reduces the production of new knowledge about genes: the most important input in the production of new knowledge is prior knowledge, to which patents inhibit access,” he writes.
Gene patenting is one of the issues at the heart of Joanna Rudnick’s documentary, In the Family.
In the Family is available for free online until May 15th: http://www.pbs.org/pov/inthefamily