“Twitch” Sneak Peek: Genetic Testing Documentary & Panel Talk | Stanford
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Annenberg Auditorium (Stanford) | 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
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After three years of blood, tears, and a little bit of DNA, film maker and Stanford sophomore, Kristen Powers, is ready to share her film with the world.
Join the Twitch team for a sneak peek screening of a documentary that follows an 18 year old as she discovers whether or not she’s inherited the gene that led to the death of her mother.
Twitch is the first documentary to follow the life of an individual going through genetic testing for Huntington’s Disease (HD), a genetic neurological brain disorder that destroys the victim’s ability to walk, talk, think, and reason, eventually leading to death.
The film will chronicle the emotional, political, economic, social and medical journey through this important test, as well as the impact on the individual’s future as well as day-to-day life after receiving the test results.
After the screening, there will be a genetic testing panel and Q&A with filmmaker Kristen Powers.
The screening is free. Seating is first come, first serve.
Doors open at 7:30 pm and the screening starts at 8 pm.
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