A Free Screening brought to you by The Gillespie Forum.
In Person: Filmmaker Dana Weidman.
Nobody’s Perfect is about the discovery of the genetic mutation that causes Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy in the filmmaker’s family.
After learning she had this mutation, Weidman traveled to Colorado to interview the doctor who identified the missing base pairs in her chromosome. In this documentary film, she explains how her family participated in research for twenty years and presents their experiences with genetic counseling. Although the precise genetic disease is extremely rare, the implications of this discovery could lead to a gene therapy that could prevent heart failure and heart transplantation.
(USA / 2016 / Directed by Dana Weidman)
Unrated / 48 mins.