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Sociology Research


Dish Life is a documentary short about stem cell scientists' emotional relationship to the cells they grow in the laboratory. As live beings, in vitro cells need constant care - nourishing food, a clean environment and enough space - to flourish. Scientists, in tireless efforts, have to assume the role of parents to keep the cells happy, while the cells at times may act like misbehaving children.

Dish Life was written and directed by Chloe Thomas and produced by Loriana Vitillo and Karen Jent for the Cambridge Shorts Series, funded by the Wellcome Trust ISSF. The film is in the official selection for Raw Science Film Festival of Los Angeles.