Directed by: Jessica Gerstle
Produced by: Jessica Gerstle
Granted on: 2008-01-01
Production Stage: Completed
When Claude Gerstle, a surgeon and athlete, suffers a tragic bicycle accident that leaves him paralysed from the neck down, he and his daughter, Jessica, discover hope in the politicized area of science called stem cells.
The Accidental Advocate is a wheelchair odyssey of a father and daughter who track down thinkers, politicians, crusaders and naysayers in an effort to understand the promise and potential of a science and why a political quagmire is stalling a cure.