Don’t miss this free screening of the new documentary, The Bleeding Edge, featuring an introduction and post-film Q&A with Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick!
America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet preventable medical harm has become one of the leading causes of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single trial.
“A shocking expose of the medical device industry … stands a good chance of enlightening more people who have been (or might be) hoodwinked.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
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? (Dir. by Kirby Dick, Prod. by Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy , 2018, USA, 99 mins., TV-14)
Kirby Dick, a native Tucsonan, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. His previous films include The Hunting Ground, about sexual assault on college campuses; The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape with the U.S. military; Twist of Faith, about a man confronting the trauma of child sexual abuse by a Catholic priest; This Film is Not Yet Rated, a breakthrough investigation of the MPAA’s secretive film ratings system; and Derrida, a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. He is the recipient of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize.