Film Club: My Sister’s Keeper
Based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper tackles the emotive subject of saviour siblings. Conceived by means of in vitro fertilisation, Anna was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister Kate, who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukaemia. When their mother wants Anna to donate her kidney to her sister, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation and the rights to her own body.
This Film Club was introduced by Dr Kimberly Strong from the University of New South Wales whose recent PhD thesis focused specifically on the ethics of saviour siblings. Following the screening Dr Strong led a discussion with the audience on the topics raised by the film. As anticipated, this was a thought provoking event.
The RiAus Film Club allows you to watch and discuss films with a science bent – everything from classics to moderns, features and documentaries, sci-fi and sci-fact and utopian or dystopian futures – and all in the comfort of the Science Exchange bar.
In association with the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), as a part of ASMR Medical Research Week.