Dish Life: a Cambridge Shorts film
In the award-winning documentary short film Dish Life, scientists examine their relationship with the stem cells they grow in the laboratory. The maintenance of stem cells in vitro depends on personalised and emotional routines of care. The scientists in Dish Life, based at the Unviersity of Cambridge, reflect on responsibility and the inability to control.
A collaborative project between sociologist Karen Jent, stem cell researcher Loriana Vitillo, and writer-director Chloe Thomas, the short film has been officially selected and won awards at many international film festivals, including Melbourne Doc Festival, Raw Science (LA), ImagineScience (NYC), and has been featured in the New York Times and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.