Date(s) - 02/11/2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Center for Bioethics at Columbia University will host a screening of The Silver Mirror, a global documentary film about our changing views on aging. Shot over three years in 12 countries and weaving through various cultural contexts, scientific views, and personal vignettes, The Silver Mirror (trailer: www.vimeo.com/30368552) frames the critical scientific and ethical issues about the possibility and reasons for extending the human health-span through various genetic and regenerative pathways. In addition, the potential impact on populations, the environment, health systems, economies, and society as a whole will be explored. The Silver Mirror features many renowned experts such as John Beard of the World Health Organization, Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn of UCSF, Hal Kendig of Univ. of Sydney, Cynthia Kenyon of UCSF, Thomas Kirkwood of Newcastle Univ. and Leonard Guarente of MIT. The Silver Mirror is narrated and hosted by Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning actress Blythe Danner, with special guest Dr. Maya Angelou and an original film score performed by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.
A multidisciplinary panel featuring the author and producer, Ali Habashi, Ursula Staudinger, Director of the Aging Center, and Dr. Ruth Fischbach, Director of the Center for Bioethics will discuss with the audience the implications raised by this provocative film.
This event is free and open to the public.