What does “disabled” mean when a man with no legs can run faster than many Olympic sprinters? With prenatal screening able to predict hundreds of probable conditions, who should determine what kind of people get to be born? If you could augment your body’s abilities in any way imaginable, what would you do and why? From pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to neural implants and bionic limbs, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body, but what does it mean to design “better humans” and do we want to? FIXED follows three remarkable people: Gregor Wolbring, John Hockenberry, and Patty Berne – a scientist, a journalist and a community organizer – each of whom has a personal story of disability and a passionate engagement in the debates around emerging human enhancement technologies.
Please join this growing community on Kickstarter and help finish FIXED. Every dollar counts. With your help, we can get this important film out into the world by the end of the year and begin sharing it with television, film festivals, colleges, high schools, disability organizations, bioethics and medical conferences and classrooms, and beyond!
UPDATE: The target amount has been reached, but the producers are still welcoming donations to cover the costs of developing curriculum materials to accompany the movie.