Environmental Studies Blog

November 3, 2014

Film Screening: Antibiotic “Resistance”

Filed under: Events — goellner @ 8:15 pm

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Auditorium, Brown Social Science Center

Screening of the film “Resistance” and Q&A with filmmaker Michael Graziano “Superbug” author Maryn McKenna and VP for APUA* Dr. Tom O’Brien  


Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on 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.

*Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Presented by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and cosponsored by the following Brandeis groups:

  • Biology Department
  • Brandeis Students for Environmental Action
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • Graduate Programs in Sustainable International Development, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Health: Science, Society and Policy Program
  • Research Group on Global Development and Sustainability, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

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