“Human Nature” to Have Canadian Premiere at Hot Docs [Updated]

The Sandbox Films co-production has been selected to appear in the festival’s prestigious Special Presentations program.

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[Updated April 22, 2019]

“Human Nature,” a documentary film that tells the origins story of a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR, will have its Canadian premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 28, as one of five films selected for the prestigious 2019 Big Ideas program.

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 10, 2019.

From director Adam Bolt, the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film “Inside Job,” “Human Nature” is a deep dive into gene editing and the future of what it means to be human. The film is produced by the Wonder Collaborative, in association with Dan Rather’s News & Guts Films and Sandbox Films, a new documentary studio supported by the foundation.

Prior to Hot Docs, “Human Nature” had its international premiere at the Copenhagen International Film Festival (CPH:DOX). Greg Boustead, director of Science Sandbox and executive producer of Sandbox Films, curated the festival’s Science & Film program, featuring celebrated artists, scientists, producers and others working at the intersection of science and film.

Hot Docs is an annual documentary film festival that takes place in Toronto. For “Human Nature” screening dates and times, click here.

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