“The invisible extintion” – film screening and following panel discussion at BIFF

Bergen International Film Festival 2022 is taking place on 19-27 October this year.

One of the films that will be presented during the festival is “The invisible extinction” – a documentary looking into a potential future major health crisis connected to the extinction of bacterial diversity.

Historically and biologically, healthy bacteria have been a foundation of life on earth, and the functioning of human’s body depends to a greater or lesser extent on the bacterial flora inside them. However, recently, some of the new inventions like antibiotics, ultra-processed food or sterile living and working environments have contributed to destabilizing the balance between microorganisms. Only recently the scientists started mapping potential consequences of these developments.

On Sunday, October 23 at 18:00 in Kulturhuset Bergen, a panel consisting of researchers from several fields will gather to discuss the film and try to come up with suggestions on how to protect our microbiome.

The panelists:

  • Anette Susanne Bøe Wolff – Professor from the Research Group for Endocrine Medicine, Department of Clinical Science 2, UiB/ Medical Department, Haukeland University Hospital
  • Randi Jacobsen Bertelsen – Leader of the BRuSH project, Department of Clinical Science 2, UiB and MARGIN project leader in CAMRIA
  • Trygve Hausken – Professor Emeritus for the project Hjerne-Tarm-Mikrobiota aksen, Department of Clinical Science 1, UiB
  • Henriette Christie Ertsås – (Science to the people) CAMRIA’s disseminator, UiB

The event is free and will be conducted in Norwegian, in collaboration with CAMRIA and Science to the people.

Read more about the film here: https://www.biff.no/f/the-invisible-extinction/5271 (article in Norwegian), and about the following panel discussion: https://www.biff.no/article/vern-om-ditt-mikrobiom (article in Norwegian).

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