If you see one documentary all year, make it this one. The eradication of Guinea Worm (and the coming eradication of polio as well) are two of the most compelling global public health successes since D.A. Henderson and the eradication of smallpox in the 1970s. (On the smallpox note, I highly recommend D.A.'s book here.)
PLEASE join me for this screening on October 18 in Washington DC (RSVP details below):
Invitation to Screening of "Foul Water, Fiery Serpent" - A Documentary on the Fight against Guinea Worm
Please join the Global Health Council, The Carter Center, and The National Geographic Society for the Washington D.C. premiere of "Foul Water Fiery Serpent".
Monday, Oct. 18, 2010
The National Geographic Society
Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M Street, NW
The new documentary chronicles the dedication of health workers engaged in the final struggle to eradicate a horrific disease in Africa. The film features former President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center, and is narrated by Sigourney Weaver.
For a preview of the film, please visit:
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with special guests:
- Dr. Don Hopkins, VP Health Programs, The Carter Center
- Ms. Susanna Moorehead, UK Executive Director to the World Bank and Minister Counselor at the British Embassy
- David Thon, a "Lost Boy" of Sudan, Graduate Training Assistant, Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Admission is free and complimentary parking is available at the National Geographic Garage located at the corner of M & 16th Street starting at 5:30 pm. Nearby Metro stops are Farragut North and Farragut West.
Please RSVP by October 12 at info [at] cieloproductions [dot] org or (415) 670-9600.
Hosted by The Global Health Council, The Carter Center, and The National Geographic Society.