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The Resource The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Home Box Office

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Home Box Office

Label
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Title
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Statement of responsibility
Home Box Office
Contributor
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Boasting an exceptional cast and production team, and based on Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed 2010 nonfiction best-seller of the same name, this HBO Films drama tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African- American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, known as HeLa. Told primarily through the eyes of Lack's daughter Deborah (Oprah Winfrey) and journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), the film chronicles Deborah's 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, from cancer to polio to radiation to AIDS, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. With a supporting cast that includes Renée Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, Courtney B. Vance, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Rocky Carroll and John Douglas Thompson, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty, and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Language note
Closed-captioned
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Infobase
  • Home Box Office (Firm)
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Biology
  • Cell metabolism
  • Cell physiology
  • Cells
  • Cytology
  • Diseases
  • Health
  • Human body
  • Life sciences
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Metabolism
  • Nursing
  • United States
Label
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Home Box Office
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by Home Box Office, 2017
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 19, 2019
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (33:00);
Control code
fod1000189941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 33 min., 0 sec))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
189941
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 1000189941
  • (OCoLC)1112163013
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Home Box Office
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by Home Box Office, 2017
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 19, 2019
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (33:00);
Control code
fod1000189941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 33 min., 0 sec))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
189941
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 1000189941
  • (OCoLC)1112163013
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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