THE CURE IS COMING is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at vimeo.com/groups/focusforwardfilms/albums/6362.
Tim Townes, PhD is the Director of the UAB Stem Cell Institue. Here he describes his groundbreaking gene therapy to treat Sickle Cell anemia, a disease which cripples millions worldwide. If successful, Dr. Townes won't simply eliminate a crippling disease, his treatment method can then be modified to cure many known ailments derived from genetic aberrations. This has the potential to redefine the human condition and our understanding of disease.
PRODUCED, EDITED DIRECTED BY: Jamie Cottle
ART DIRECTION: Jack Cottle
CAMERA: Jeff Myers
MUSIC: "The Emptiness Within" Provided by Firstcom.com Stock Images provided by sxc.hu.
SPECIAL THANKS: Tim Townes, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Charter Media
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