Camera as Witness Program - Stanford Arts presents the series
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ARTS AND EMPATHY
co-presented with Palo Alto Libraries, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and Muse
Moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF
Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts.
RESISTANCE FIGHTERS – THE GLOBAL ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS
(100 min) Germany/US/India
Director/Producer: Michael Wech
Each year, 700,000 people worldwide are killed by multi-resistant bacteria. These are microbes which cannot be wiped out by any antibiotic. According to a recent study, this death toll could rise by factor ten until the year 2050: without powerful agents ten million people could die each year due to such superbugs. Anti-microbial resistant bacteria would then be the number one cause of death. Scientific studies from India show how fast they are spreading: Almost 100 percent of newborn babies at a ward in New Delhi carried traces of such resistant bacteria in them. In the future, more people could die as a result of this than of cancer and diabetes together. This is a story about how negligence, greed and short-sightedness has rendered the lifesaving effects of antibiotics powerless. It is a science-thriller about disillusioned, fighting doctors, rebellious scientists, patients wrestling with life-threatening diseases and diplomats searching for a global solution.
To obtain the link to watch the film at home and join the Zoom panel dicussion please RSVP by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 and put the desired film title in the Subject: line