Burden of Genius

Writer/Director: Tjardus Greidanus

In 1967 Dr. Thomas Starzl stunned the world with the first successful liver transplantation.  His breakthrough provoked enormous controversy -– critics accused him of of arrogance, recklessness, even murder.

This award-winning film is a reflection on the price of scientific progress by the man many consider the greatest surgeon of the 20th century, and the father of transplantation.

“Director Tjardus Greidanus’ Burden of Genius extends beyond medicine; it taps into the human drive to do what has never been done before, to make history.”

–The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cinequest Film Festival
Raw Science Film Festival
Cleveland Film Festival
Global Health Film Festival 2018
Heartland Film Festival