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A film by Adam Bolt

Coming soon to theaters!

Runtime: 94 minutes

Closed Captioning included



A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.


Festivals and Awards

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival

Official Selection CPH:DOX Film Festival

Official Selection: HOTDOCS Film Festival

Official Selection FULL FRAME Film Festival


Press & Testimonials

"HUMAN NATURE tells the story of CRISPR genome engineering with a gripping mix of science and heart. It gives audiences a front row seat to a technological revolution that could reshape our planet and humanity itself. As we embark on a global conversation about an uncertain future, this film is essential viewing." - Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR pioneer and co-developer

“Most importantly, the film is nuanced and responsible in its depiction of a technology that will soon affect all of humanity.” – Bruce Alberts, President Emeritus, US National Academy of Sciences

"Technically superb, explaining complex biological discoveries in a readily understandable fashion through simple illustrations, clear language, and an informative historical perspective.   And it introduces viewers, in a balanced manner, to the prospects -- both the hopes and the worries -- that are prompted by diverse potential applications of CRISPR technology." - Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

“uniquely comprehensible, non-politicized presentation on this highly complicated yet transformative technology.” - Alta Charo, law professor and ethicist


“A stunning work of science journalism.”
“Eye-popping film that should become required viewing for students and people of all ages.” – “A meticulously researched, important work that finally brings the secrets of CRISPR to the
“A must-see. 10 out of 10 stars”

“Especially impressive”
“Grounds the wild story of CRISPR with a healthy dose of humanity.” – “It’s the best CRISPR primer yet.”

“A fascinating watch.”
“9 out of 10 starts”
“Makes all the jargon and how and why CRISPR is such a big deal accessible and exciting.”
“The filmmakers lay out both the science behind CRISPR while finding the human element.”

“A fascinating documentary about a thoroughly interesting topic. “
“The concept is complemented well by the excellent execution.”
“Elicits a sense of admiration and respect for the discovery and the scientists who discover it.”

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