The documentary RARE was screened as one of many events taking place as part of the Seattle Science Festival on June 4th. Approximately 100 people attended the RARE screening at the Pacific Science Center’s IMAX theater.
After the screening, there was a panel discussion about various aspects of bioethics and participation in clinical research studies. Heather Kirkwood, Vice President of the HPS Network, was on hand for the event and panel discussion. She was joined by Benjamin Wilford, Professor and Head of the Center for Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics, at the Washington School of Medicine. Stephanie Fullerton, Associate Professor of Humanities and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Washingon, also participated in the panel discussion. Film producer Dr. Maren Grainger-Monsen was also on the panel. She spoke about her goals for the film, as well as why she decided to cover the subject matter as an up-close personal story.