Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: "The Bleeding Edge"

Thu, December 5, 2019 | Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bleeding Edge Movie Poster
The Bleeding Edge Movie Poster

America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet preventable medical harm has become one of the leading causes of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial.

In The Bleeding Edge (2016), Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground) turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: what life-saving technologies may actually be killing us?

Watch the trailer.

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Humanities Institute's Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library. The screening will begin at 6:30PM to be followed by a community dialogue. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute and the Austin Public Library

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