Cardiff sciSCREEN is a cross-disciplinary programme that promotes the engagement of publics with science and the academy. Using special showings of new release films, sciSCREEN uses local academic expertise to discuss contemporary developments in science in an understandable and entertaining way, facilitating debate on the wider social and cultural implications of these advances. These discussions draw on a range of disciplinary perspectives and the broad repertoire of themes found within contemporary cinema.
Cardiff sciSCREEN is organised by the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG), Centre for Cardiff Centre for Ethical and Social Aspects of Genomics and Epigenetics (Cesagene), and the Wales Gene Park.
Like Father, Like Son sciSCREEN event at Chapter Arts Centre
Tuesday 12th November, 6pm
When high flyer Ryota and his wife Midori get an unexpected phone call from the hospital telling them that they were given the wrong baby and their 6 year old son is not theirs, they are forced to make a life-changing decision to choose between their natural child, raised by a rough yet caring family, or the child they’ve raised in a world dedicated to hard work and social climbing. This is a moving story of a man who suddenly has to decide what is truly valuable in life.
Join us after the 6 pm showing of Like Father, Like Son on Tues 12th Nov to hear speakers from Cardiff University explore themes including family and kinship, Japanese culture and responsibility, and consequences of genetic testing.
Speakers include Katie Featherstone, Ian Frayling, Dikaios Sakellariou. and A.N.Other
The usual refreshments will be provided.
Tickets for the film are £4.40. Tickets to the sciSCREEN discussion event are free but must be booked over the phone (02920 304400) or from the ticket desk in Chapter. This event will be held in the usual Media Point room which is up the stairs near Chapter’s main entrance.
This sciSCREEN event is sponsored by the Wales Gene Park
More information on past events can be found on the sciscreen blog