Confessions of a Good SamaritanPenny Lane

Effective altruism: a philosophy and social movement that seeks the most effective ways to do "good" for others through rational consideration. Just like director Penny Lane, who donated a kidney to a complete stranger.

What is the ultimate act of generosity? According to filmmaker Penny Lane, the answer to that question is "donating your kidney to a complete stranger without expecting anything in return". In Confessions of a Good Samaritan, Penny Lane takes us on a quest for the purest form of altruism. Her mission to become a true Samaritan turns out to be a provocative examination of the science, history and ethics of organ transplants. She sheds new light on the age-old question, "Who is your neighbor and what do we owe him/her?".

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For the second year in a row, ScienceVille presents recent scientific documentaries that really must be seen. There are also panel discussions, workshops, debates, ScienceVille for Kids, the award for Best Scientific Documentary and the visit of Nobel Prize winner Prof. Kip Thorne. ScienceVille is back, and how!

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The screening of 25.03 will be followed by an Q&A by prof. Antoon Vandevelde (KU Leuven) (in Dutch)


Directed by Penny Lane
2023 105 min.
No subtitles




Penny Lane


Gabriel Sedgwick


Naiti Gámez


Hannah Buck

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