The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

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Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of Lack's daughter Deborah (Oprah Winfrey) and a journalist, the film chronicles Deborah's search to learn about the mother she never knew, and how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to medical breakthroughs.

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