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ONLINE: The Human Trial film

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT-0500

AARP presents a FREE online screening of *The Human Trial*, a documentary about a group of scientists and patients in their journey to find a breakthrough for diabetes.

“*The Human Trial* peels back the headlines to show the sweat, passion and sacrifice poured into every medical breakthrough. It interweaves the stories of the patients — who have borne the physical and financial burdens of type 1 diabetes (T1D)—with the researchers who epitomize the struggle of innovating cures. Director Lisa Hepner —whose own T1D fuels her search for a cure —becomes the bridge between these two worlds, The narrative arc is the clinical trial itself.

“For seven years, Lisa and Guy embedded themselves with a biotech company in San Diego. They filmed the researchers’ triumphs and failures in the lab, following them from Tokyo to Riyadh as they raised money to keep their trial going. At the same time, the husband/wife team followed two patients, the self-described “guinea pigs” at the University of Minnesota. Combining these two points of view, the filmmakers reveal the emotional and physical rollercoaster that scientists and patients go through as they travel along the road to a cure for disease.”

Trailer: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30146N9nY7U](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30146N9nY7U)

Learn more and register: [https://local.aarp.org/vcc-event/movies-for-grownups-screening-the-human-trial-h7nf22kly2w.html](https://local.aarp.org/vcc-event/movies-for-grownups-screening-the-human-trial-h7nf22kly2w.html)

NOTE: This is a FREE event , but [registration is REQUIRED](https://watch.aarp.org/aarpmfg/play/62797ba99d061700b2b61a6b). You must have an AARP. org account to register.

Details

Date:
June 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT-0500
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/houston-secret-science-club/events/286173385