Wednesday, 7 September 2016

the DNA journey

Yesterday, I came across this short film, as usual, looking for something completely different at Film English.

“This should be compulsory”, says one of its protagonists, talking about the DNA test. I am not sure about that. Danish scientists questioned the logic behind these tests (as any scientist would do). In absence of national reference datasets (what is “100% Icelandic”, for example?), the results of comparison do not seem to make much sense.

Still, I think it’s a great, if scientifically flawed, short. I did show it today to my students (all in their early 20s) and saw tears in their eyes. They might have not understood half of the language used in the film but they’ve got the message. Watch it.