“9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU” CAPTURES THE EXTRAORDINARY NARRATIVE OF THE MIRACLE OF LIFE

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“9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU”

CAPTURES THE EXTRAORDINARY NARRATIVE OF THE MIRACLE OF LIFE


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Available on DVD August 2nd

 

Arlington, Va. – July 20, 2016 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing

“9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU” on DVD.  This three-part program takes viewers through the astonishing journey of human gestation and its minute-by-minute genetic process. Told through a series of personal stories that introduce viewers to people born with surprising and unexpected differences, the program explores just how complex the human gestational process truly is.

“9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU” will be available on DVD August 2, 2016. The run time of the program is approximately 180 minutes and the SRP is $24.99. The program will also be available for digital download.  

With the help of CGI, the program goes inside the womb to re-create the growth process of a fetus and explains how genetics can cause fascinating and unexpected mutations. In the initial episode, “The First 8 Weeks,” for example, viewers meet a family in Brazil whose multi-generational genetic mutation has caused half of them to grow six digits on each hand. Later, the series visits professional surfer Laird Hamilton, whose extreme sense of fearlessness is actually a genetic trait he may have passed on to his children. This is a BBC Production with PBS.

Below are descriptions for each of the three episodes.

The First 8 Weeks

Follow the story of how a fertilized egg acquires individual traits through the gestation process. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.

One of a Kind

Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people—even “identical” twins—are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you’re likely to be right-handed, even how your sexuality formed.

The Final Countdown

Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.

 

About PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.

PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.  PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally.  The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.

 

9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU

Street Date: August 2, 2016

Genre: Documentary

Run Time: Approximately 180 minutes

SRP: DVD $24.99

Format: DVD