2016 | United Kingdom | Documentary,Experimental

Dish Life

  • English 8 mins
  • Director | ChloĆ« Thomas
  • Producer | Loriana Vitillo, Karen Jent

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"It's like having thousands of pets!" Dish Life compares the task of raising stem cells in the lab to the challenge of looking after a gang of unruly kids. In conversation with real-life children, scientists show how tricky it is to work with these ‘super cells’.

Dish Life is the result of a collaboration between filmmaker Chloe Thomas (director), and stem cell researcher Loriana Vitillo & sociologist Karen Jent (executive producers). The film was realised with funding from the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust and is part of the Life in Glass initiative.

Director / Writer | Chloe Thomas
Producers | Loriana Vitillo, Karen Jent
DoP | Gabi Norland
Sound | Bridget Bradshaw
Editor | Michael Johnson
Music | Jim Meacock


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