Henrietta Lacks

HBO has released the new trailer and premiere date for the upcoming film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.

 

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry. The film is based on Rebecca Skloot‘s nonfiction book of the same name and features Winfrey as Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks.