Dr. Jerome Lejeune – physician, geneticist, researcher – gained international fame through his discovery of the cause of Down Syndrome in 1958. He became an outspoken, ardent defender of the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death, especially of the rights of the handicapped and those with genetic anomalies who became the target for abortion. This powerful film celebrates the life and legacy of Lejeune with extensive interviews with many people who knew him well, including his wife, daughter, doctors, scientists and parents of handicapped children. It reveals his profound Catholic faith, and his heroic efforts to go against the medical and scientific communities in defending the handicapped and the unborn. It shows how Lejeune sacrificed honor and prestige, and even funding for his research program, to defend those most vulnerable in our society against the "culture of death".
Lejeune's cause for canonization has been opened in Rome. Includes some excellent "extras."
This DVD contains the following language options: Dubbed English over the orginal French. Or, the original French audio with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles.