Antibiotic Resistance  

Resistance, film screening and Q&A, Brandeis University, 11/13/2014

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
Where: Zinner Forum, Irving Schneider & Family Building, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

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:

Parking information:

Parking for evening events at Brandeis University does not require a parking permit. The nearest parking lots or spots to the Zinner Forum at the Irving Schneider & Family Building (part of The Heller School) are on the Loop Road, the Library Lot, and at Tower Parking Lot.

For your GPS, Brandeis is located at 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454.

Questions: Call us at 781-736-4953 or email schusterinstitute at

All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC unless otherwise stated.

*For full description and calendar listings of SoJust events, please visit our pages dedicated to the Social Justice Leadership Series.