Bill Haney’s new documentary is a portrait of 2018 Nobel Prize Laureate James P. Allison and his career-long quest to find a cure for cancer. The film chronicles Allison’s life and work, from his childhood attending a school which forbade teaching the theory of evolution, through decades spent researching ways to make the human body’s immune system fight cancer cells. JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH is an engaging film which shows us just how much creativity, stubbornness and hard work is needed to facilitate a scientific breakthrough of this magnitude.
WINNER FILM: Winner of the Gulluglen Award. Read about the award winners here.
JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH will also be screened in the University Aula on Tuesday 01 October at 19:00.
Bill Haney (USA) Filmography: THE LAST MOUNTAIN (BIFF 2011), THE PRICE OF SUGAR (2007, BIFF 2018), A LIFE AMONG WHALES (2005), RACING AGAINST THE CLOCK (2004), GIFT OF THE GAME (2002)