MAKE PEOPLE BETTER
Cody Sheehy / United States / 2022 / 83 min
Nerve-wracking high-tech thriller about human genetic engineering, ethical twilight zones and the ability to control evolution, spiced up with grand political battles between the US and China. Thought-provoking science fiction from a future we already live in.
Chinese researcher JK has genetically engineered two twin fetuses to be resistant to HIV. A huge scientific breakthrough, but not everyone is equally thrilled, and suddenly JK disappears from the face of the Earth. Like a high-tech thriller from a futuristic and urban future that is already a reality, ‘Make People Better’ digs deeper and deeper into the case of the missing scientist, which turns out to be the tip of the iceberg in a big political game between China and the US. For if technology can already help us control evolution and create stronger and smarter humans, then perhaps it’s not just a question of ethics, but of who comes first?