‘Resistance’ Screening

The Montclair Environmental Affairs office and Community Green are hosting a screening of 'Resistance' to discuss the history and future of antibiotics.

Resistance documentary discusses history of antibiotics.

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Montclair’s Environmental Affairs office and Community Green will be holding a free public screening as part of their Green Film Series on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Montclair Public Library.

This screening will feature Resistance, which discusses the history of antibiotics, the issues with their use and where they are going in the future. According to the event page, this film is especially relevant today with the newfound ability to develop a new group of antibiotics.

According to the website, “antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are beginning to fail. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year, and dozens of so-called Superbugs have been identified – each with its own challenges and costs.”

This film will look at  how we have reached a point where “we have to ‘save’ antibiotics, to save ourselves.” Resistance uses microscopic verité footage alongside personal stories and insight from experts in the field to discuss antibiotic resistance and how we can change this course.

Additionally, Jim Walsh of Food & Water Watch will be joining the screening to answer questions on the topic, and local factors affecting the environment and us. Montclair Environmental Affairs and Community Green urge the community to join in on the screening and to bring along a friend, family membe or neighbor.

For more information, you can reach the Montclair Environmental Affairs by phone at 973-509-5721, or, email grussell@montclairnjusa.org. The Montclair Public Library is located at 50 South Fullerton Avenue. All events at the library are free of charge and open to the public to come.

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