My Sister’s Keeper

Sara and Brian Fitzgerald’s life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia. The parents’ only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate’s life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive.

Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:

Discuss how Kate’s illness affects Jesse, being the older brother who got to experience a time with his family when things were “normal.” Is it surprising to you that Jesse goes down the path that he does?

If Kate were a healthy child, how different do you think the Fitzgerald’s life would be? Describe how you envision the family roles and personalities of each family member in this alternate scenario.

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