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Death by Design on DVD
A film by Peter Friedman

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Winner of 10 international awards, Death by Design is a guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors and interviews with cellular biologists. State-of-the-art microcinematography is playfully intercut with parallel images from life at the human scale: a hundred lighted violins, imploding skyscrapers, Busby Berkeley musicals, Harold Lloyd antics and more.

Using the same imaginative interplay of classic films, animation and research, The Life and Times of Life and Times tells the complex story of how we age and also shows how scientists hope to alter the genes that determine how long we live.

What the Critics are Saying

"Imaginative, deft and delightful! Belongs to that category of films that can alter the way viewers look at the world around them." - Variety

"Sounds and images of rigourous beauty, captivating interviews, audacious and masterful editing. . . A superb film!" - Le Monde (France)

"Giddily pleasurable! When was the last time you saw stunning microscopic images mixed with hihglights from Busby Berkeley movies?!?" - The Georgia Straight

" Masterfully accessible, often hilarious!" - Vancouver Sun


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Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:
  • Includes the film The Life and Times of Life and Times by Jean-Francois Brunet

Format: DVD
Running Time: 130 minutes (total)
Color: Color / b&w

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