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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

George C. Wolfe, 2017

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, 2010

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a movie directed by George C. Wolfe in 2017 and based on the book of the same name by Rebecca Skloot, first published in 2010. The movie features Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, Renee Goldsberry, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Reed Birney, and others.

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RATING

6.3

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Movie Poster: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (George C. Wolfe, 2017)

8.1

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Book Cover: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot, 2010)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the 2010 book by Rebecca Skloot.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Storyline

The 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, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot, 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.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the 2017 movie by George C. Wolfe

Year

2017

Minutes

93

Movie Rate

6.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Country: USA

Year: 2017

Length: 1h33m

Cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the 2010 book by Rebecca Skloot

Year

2010

Pages

370

Book Rate

8.14

S: Goodreads

Book

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Country: USA

First published in: 2010

Length: 370 pages

Genre: Biography

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