Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita
(2007) (Shown on DVD): The correct side of the stem-cell debate gets another human face with this doc, which tells of Dr. Jack Kessler. Shortly after heading up the neurology department at Northwestern University, his teen daughter Allison was paralyzed from the waist down by a skiing accident, causing him to devote his studies to finding a stem-cell-related cure. A panel discussion led by Inky medical staff writer Marie McCullough will follow. (Not reviewed.) Wed., Dec. 19, 5:30pm (reception), 6:15pm (film).
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Hurricane Katrina: The Storm That Drowned a Story
(2007) (Shown on DVD): Nova joined the ranks of When the Levees Broke and countless DIY docs with this hour-long episode on Katrina's wrath and the bureaucratic clusterfuck that followed. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Dec. 22, 7:30pm.
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