Film & Talk: How to Survive a Pandemic & Addressing Global Vaccine Inequity
- Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Join us on August 30 for a vital virtual event featuring the HBO documentary film How To Survive A Pandemic directed by acclaimed journalist and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David France (Welcome to Chechnya, How to Survive a Plague). The film takes viewers behind the scenes of the race to make a vaccine – and vaccinate the world. This event on August 30 will focus on Addressing Global Vaccine Inequity and will feature relevant clips from the film (those who RSVP will also have a link to watch the whole film before or after the event) and there will be a panel of featured film participants and experts to discuss vaccine inequities across the world and within countries. And learn how to take action to address the urgent need for vaccine equity for ongoing pandemics and the ones we have yet to face.
RSVP for this virtual event and film screening opportunity at the link above.
About the film
How to Survive a Pandemic takes an inside look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and roll out COVID-19 vaccines in the war against the coronavirus pandemic. This documentary began filming in early 2020 as the largest public health effort in history got underway and followed those efforts over the next 18 months, exploring in real time the hard work and collaboration of health agencies worldwide, as well as the political and moral failures of governments to act impartially and equitably.
How to Survive a Pandemic details the work of researchers in their labs, scientists conducting volunteer trials and science journalists working to stay abreast of the fast-shifting landscape as the coronavirus continued its deadly onslaught. With unparalleled access to world-renowned scientists, the heads of pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and frontline workers, this documentary is the definitive chronicle of the most consequential undertaking of the 21st century. It is where towering achievements in science collide with the geopolitical realities of desperation, greed, and nationalism.