Washington, D.C. – A significant new documentary film intended to clarify, summarize and confirm scientific basics of the stem cell research debate and key conflicting moral concerns surrounding this “greatly misunderstood issue” will be premiered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 pm.

As the national debate continues to rage over controversial science and moral concerns related to the stem cell research’s component issues, the film’s backers say “this new educational tool will be extremely valuable.” Stem cell research funding proponents argue that it is a moral duty to pursue scientific progress intended to provide healing hope for humanity. Opponents argue that the ends don’t justify the means in creating and destroying some human life to save that of others. The new film seeks to answer profound questions such as “Is stem cell research a potential miracle cure for diseases or a form of macabre biological perversion?”.

Titled “Lines That Divide,” the hour-long film has been produced by Jack Hafer, President of Boulevard Pictures, Jennifer Lahl, founder and National Director of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, and award winning writer/director Brian Godawa. It is intended for broadcast on television stations and networks and in use by medical societies, churches, and civic groups and with legislators, regulators, educators, journalists, etc.

Chuck Colson, Founder of the Christian ministry Prison Fellowship, says “Lines that Divide is a much- needed tool for equipping concerned citizens with a comprehensive view of the science and ethics shaping the stem-cell debate today. The film spotlights breakthroughs being made by adult stem-cell therapy — breakthroughs which are not receiving equal funding or equal media coverage. All people who believe in supporting life should see this film and recommend it to others.”

There is no charge for the hour-long showing, which begins at 7:00 pm. A panel discussion of relevant experts will follow. Participants in the assessment will include Jennifer Lahl, the film’s associate producer and founder of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network; William B. Hurlbut, M.D. Stanford University Medical Center Neuroscience Institute; Dana Cody, Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation; and Brian Godawa, writer and director of Lines That Divide. Additional “resource experts” are also being invited and will be announced as Aug. 6 nears.

A reception will follow and provide opportunities for individual follow-up questions.

More information about the film is available at www.linesthatdivide.com. People wishing to attend the premiere and panel discussion should make reservations by calling 510-504-5123 or emailing robyn.spitzer@cbc-network.org. Seating is limited.