Movie: Lyme Disease, A Silent Epidemic

April 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

            In this documentary, Chantal Perrin, a documentary filmmaker from France, tells the story of how people across the world are getting sick and how our health care systems continue to deny the existence of this growing medical threat, leading to widespread suffering and disability.

            This film highlights the politics of Lyme disease, the unreliability of testing, the rapidly spreading and multi-systemic nature of tick-borne illness, and how worldwide research is being hampered by social-political economic challenges.  Made clear is that patients are suffering as the scientific community battles about the etiology and treatment of this disease, and that “we rapidly need to come to a clear scientific consensus, not a consensus of denial.”

Taking no sides, Lyme Disease: A Silent Epidemic explores the hidden side of this issue.  53 minutes.