Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2015

Not All Germs Are Created Equal

Saturday November 28, 3pm. Vancouver Premiere: Resistance
“Everything you need to know about antibiotic abuse.” — LV Anderson, Slate

Resistance
MICHAEL GRAZIANO, USA, 2014, 72 MIN.

Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s and their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and profoundly impacted everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs. How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights Resistance clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

November 16 – 22 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. Be informed about the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Learn more. 

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