Silent-Pandemic

SILENT PANDEMIC - THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
(90 min) France/Germany/Kenya/Netherlands/Pakistan/Uganda/UK/US
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Director: Michael Wech
Producers: Leopold Hoesch, Peter Wolf

Description:

The world is on the cusp of an ominous development: bacteria are building resistance to existing antibiotics faster than new antibiotics are entering the market. This "antibiotic gap," as experts call it, marks the beginning of a new era in medicine. For the first time in recent history, we have to come to terms with the fact that not all bacterial infections are treatable anymore – with implications for all areas of medicine, from surgery to oncology. The WHO has been using the term "silent pandemic" since the fall of 2021 because, unlike COVID, antibiotic resistance is creeping into our society unnoticed. But it is shaking up our healthcare system just as overarchingly. The issue is currently so serious that it is being treated with the same degree of urgency on the international policy stage as climate change or migration.

Biographies:

Michael Wech has been shooting documentaries for ARD, ZDF, 3sat, and ARTE for the last twenty years. He has produced numerous biographical portraits on the likes of Jörg Immendorf, Gerhard Schröder, Udo Jürgens, and Boris Becker; and he has received several awards for his films, including the Holtzbrinck Prize for Business Journalism and the Franco-German Journalism Prize.

Peter Wolf has been working for BROADVIEW TV as a creative producer and director for the last fifteen years. He’s directed films such as Mildred Scheel – The First Lady and the Fight Against Cancer, Dynasties in North Rhine Westphalia: The Gerlings, and The Myth of the German Forest – Exploring a Landscape of the Soul, among others. As a creative producer, he worked on documentaries such as Klitschko, NOWITZKI. The Perfect Shot, and On the Hunt - Who Owns Nature?

Leopold Hoesch is an Emmy award winner and the founder of the production company, BROADVIEW TV. Since founding it in 1999, he has produced more than 250 films, both for television and for the big screen. The thematic focus of BROADVIEW TV's films is on politics, history, arts, science, culture, and sport. Leopold Hoesch is also the German Ambassador of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Contact Information:

w: http://broadview.tv/en
e: peter.wolf@broadview.tv



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