THE BLEEDING EDGE


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Event:
THE BLEEDING EDGE
Date:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Venue:
The City Library
Address:
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210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
99 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Teneille R. Brown, J.D., Professor of Law, and Leslie P. Francis, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

 
America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial. In The Bleeding Edge, 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?

Official Selection: 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, 2018 Seattle International Film Festival

Utah Film Center proudly supports this film through our Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

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