Johns Hopkins failed to adhere to its own standard practice of informing its female patients of the attendant risks of infertility prior to obtaining a signed consent form for cancer treatment from Ms. Lacks.
Imagine a film centered on white institutions like Johns Hopkins and mental health facilities all over America. Harvesting and using black bodies (and cells) with no concern for the black people who supply them. Imagine a film about a black family, told through the eyes of… wait for it… the black family.
Lacks died of cancer 60 years ago, but her cells — taken without her knowledge or consent — are still alive today.