In 1998, Dr. James Thomson perfected a method to grow human Embryonic Stem Cells in a laboratory environment. His discovery sparked a new debate in what historically has been a long line of moral dilemmas initiated by scientific advancements. "Lines in the Sand" provides the viewer with an unbiased presentation of facts regarding Stem Cell research. This documentary addresses the nature of Stem Cells, their purpose, origin and future use in advanced medical treatments. Can Health care truly be transformed through the use of Stem Cells? Up until now this question has been answered from the heart, not from an understanding of the facts. "Lines in the Sand" seeks to reverse this trend and provide viewers with the information they need to decide for themselves, free of coercion and spin.
Now in its 8th season, TERRA: The Nature of Our World is the preeminent science and natural history podcast series that explores the natural connections that propel life on Earth. Overseen by graduate students in the MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program at Montana State University, TERRA distributes independently produced science, nature, and environmental films. We are proud to bring you these unique stories from around the globe that celebrate the wonders of the natural world. We invite you to enjoy these vignettes of the people, places and animals that make up the heart and soul of life on Terra. Since TERRA’s inception, our thought provoking films have reached over ten million viewers. With each new episode we feature powerful storytelling that showcases the diversity of our planet. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the hundreds of filmmakers who have contributed their films to TERRA; without their generosity, none of this would be possible. And perhaps most of all, we thank you for watching and for joining the TERRA community. Your feedback allows us to deliver fresh and inspiring content.