What has reverberated with viewers are the intertwined episodes of sad life of Henrietta Lacks and the pursuit of her daughter Deborah who seeks knowledge concerning her mum whom she never came to know. It has been said that the physicians at Hopkins hospital took Henrietta`s cells without seeking for consent (Su et al., 2016). The movie also shows clearly that her relatives and her family only learnt of Henrietta`s cell immortality more than twenty years after she had died, when researchers studying HeLa line cells started using Lack`s hubby and offspring in investigation minus informed consent. The HeLa cells launched an industry that is worth a lifetime fortune and peddles materials that are of human biological nature while Henrietta`s family has never seen or benefited from the profits. Henrietta was not injured by the investigation done using the cells obtained from her, but nonetheless, the movie magnificently draws links between her encounter and that of the study of the syphilis on Tuskegee, in which the research that was conducted on black men did not entirely inform them of the risks associated with it (Beskow, 2016).
The movie widens the matter by also showing other scenarios of experimentations conducted with African-American persons who were surviving in scarcity and who would barely comprehend what was enquired of them, since their therapeutic understanding was so wanting.