Michael Graziano produced and directed Resistance. He and Ernie Park, who also helped produce Resistance, founded Uji Films in 2007. Their films have aired in more than 10 countries and have been screened at a variety of well-known film venues and festivals around the world. Their previous documentary film, Lunch Line, was screened across the US and in Europe and Australia sparking dialogue and collaboration on both sides of the school lunch divide. Prior to joining with Ernie to form Uji Films Michael received an MA from Georgetown University and was a PhD Candidate and teaching fellow in film and media studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
When scientists in the mid-20th century developed the means to mass-produce antibiotics, it was a medical miracle.
Only now are we realizing the potentially catastrophic implications of this innovation. Have we reached a point where we must save antibiotics in order to save ourselves?
Resistance explores the global pandemic of antibiotic-resistant infection – what’s causing it and what’s being done to combat it.
Current debates over antibiotic use in human medicine and animal farming take center stage as the film follows patients, healthcare providers, and farmers who’ve confronted resistant infections first hand; and microbiologists and medical doctors who’re working to develop new solutions to the problem. Their stories are joined with insights from writers, public officials, and politicians to explain the past present and future of antibiotics and why their ineffectiveness is one of the greatest threats modern humanity has ever faced.
April 23, 2015: Robinson Film Center, Shreveport, LA
April 24, 2015: Union College, Barbourville, KY
April 25, 2015: The Tennessee Valley Art Association/Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, AL
April 28, 2015: Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
April 30, 2015: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
May 01, 2015: City of Hapeville, Hapeville, GA