Final film in series at Elizabethtown College
'Constant Gardener' explores pharmaceutical companies in developing countries, March 19
Last fall Elizabethtown College shared in the reading of Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," about a poor black woman whose cancer cells -- taken without her knowledge at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951 -- became one of the most important medical tools of our century.
With this shared read as inspiration, the College hosted a film series that, in its own way, acknowledges Henrietta's life and legacy.
"The Constant Gardener," the final film in the series, explores the pharmaceutical industry in developing countries. Shown at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, in Gibble Auditorium, the film is smart, politically complex, cinematically adventurous, heartbreaking and a genuine thriller. About a mild diplomat and the treachery uncovered by his activist wife (the dirty doings of a pharmaceutical company in Kenya), the 2005 film starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz, expertly explores destructive real-world issues.
A panel discussion following the film features Elizabethtown College professors Cristina Ciocirlan, Business; Debbie Waltermire, Occupational Therapy; and Michele Kozimor-King and Rita Shah, Sociology, who will address the issues brought forth in the film. Admission is free
Contact: Elizabeth Young at 717-361-1456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.