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The Invisible Extinction


Two globetrotting microbiologists, Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Marty Blaser, race to save our vanishing microbes before it’s too late. The Invisible Extinction joins them on this urgent quest from the USA to Venezuela, China, Israel, and Switzerland, revealing how the overuse of antibiotics, elective C-sections, and processed foods are driving the destruction of our inner ecology, which is happening even faster than climate change.

At the same time, the film tells the stories of three patients, in the USA and China, who suffer from life-threatening diseases triggered by microbial loss and are trying experimental treatments that hold hope. As the Covid-19 pandemic hits, Marty pivots to focus on how our microbes may help protect us from the virus and future

Running Time: 85 min.
Subject(s): Health
Language(s): English
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Sarah Schenck & Steven Lawrence
Cinematographer: Thorsten Thielow
Editor(s): Russell Greene
Production Company: Microbe Media

Festival Participation

  • CPH:DOX - 2022
    Official Selection
  • Bergen International Film Festival - 2022
  • Illuminate Film Festival - 2022

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