Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ

Successful Bioethics Film project

Our students achieved great success in a film competition. This is their story in their own words..

 

From December to February we worked with the One KX Centre to produce a short film regarding a bioethical topic of our choice for the Nuffield Box Office Bioethics Competition. After much debate we decided to center our short film on intersex, discussing the social, legal and ethical implications of not being typically male or typically female. We questioned the importance of gender in society and whether or not the presence of intersex means that there should be more than two genders. With lessons in film making, interviewing and expert support from Neal Parsons, filmmaker Martha Henson, and contributions from both Intersex UK and members of the public, we were fortunate enough to have won this year’s competition and attend a private screening of our winning film entry which preceded Nuffield Councils Annual Lecture held by leading bioethicist Professor John Harris at the Wellcome Collection.

Primarily as new filmmakers we wanted this film to really challenge and question our attitudes regarding gender and help raise acknowledgement of bioethical subjects that may not necessarily be at the forefront of daily news. You can find our winning entry on YouTube at:

www.youtube.com/watch

Our students achieved great success in a film competition. This is their story in their own words..

 

From December to February we worked with the One KX Centre to produce a short film regarding a bioethical topic of our choice for the Nuffield Box Office Bioethics Competition. After much debate we decided to center our short film on intersex, discussing the social, legal and ethical implications of not being typically male or typically female. We questioned the importance of gender in society and whether or not the presence of intersex means that there should be more than two genders. With lessons in film making, interviewing and expert support from Neal Parsons, filmmaker Martha Henson, and contributions from both Intersex UK and members of the public, we were fortunate enough to have won this year’s competition and attend a private screening of our winning film entry which preceded Nuffield Councils Annual Lecture held by leading bioethicist Professor John Harris at the Wellcome Collection.

Primarily as new filmmakers we wanted this film to really challenge and question our attitudes regarding gender and help raise acknowledgement of bioethical subjects that may not necessarily be at the forefront of daily news. You can find our winning entry on YouTube at:

www.youtube.com/watch