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Nick Jordan
Genetic Sequences | 16 mins
| 2022

Genetic Sequences is a documentary which centres on conversations with healthcare professionals involved in medical genetics.

Recorded for the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) podcast series ‘Genetic Sounds’, the discussions reflect on interrelated issues such as global healthcare inequalities, human rights, access to vaccines, the public’s trust in science, hopes for the future, and the need for multidisciplinary collaboration. The audio extracts are combined with footage filmed in Vienna during the ESHG’s annual conference. Exploring an urban topography, locations range from the tree-covered ‘Hundertwasser’ apartment block, public parks and city streets to the global plant collection and tropical glasshouses of the University of Vienna’s Botanical Garden.

Following 'Rare Frequencies' (2021), the film is the director's second in a series of commissioned documentaries related to medical genetics and rare diseases, which highlight the interdependence between social and environmental health and wellbeing.

Soundtrack score: Otis Jordan
Filmed, edited and directed by Nick Jordan
Commissioned by European Society of Human Genetics
With support from the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.