When scientists in the mid-20th century developed the means to mass-produce antibiotics it was hailed as a medical miracle. Only now are we realising the potentially catastrophic implications of this innovation.
The question: have we reached a point where we must save antibiotics in order to save ourselves?
The new documentary Resistance seeks to answer this question using a blend of interviews, archival material, animation and vérité footage shot across the US and other parts of the globe. In the process the film also reveals the past, present and possible futures of one of the greatest health threats humanity has ever faced.
Join Dr James Edwards, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology), to understand this issue and gain insight on how to help combat it as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November).
- Film running time: 70 minutes.
- Age rating: None
Doors open at 18:30 for the free screening from 19:00-20:10. Book your place via the above link.
Refreshments are available after the event with the opportunity to speaking with leading scientists at the University.
More about the film: www.resistancethefilm.com or www.facebook.com/resistancethefilm.