I spent the last weekend attending the Sonoma International Film Festival with my parents and husband. We had a great time and saw some wonderful films. I'll tell you about a few of them over the next week or so...
One of my favorites was a documentary about Lyme disease called "Under our skin". It won the best documentary award at the film festival. I share with you a preview below - however I don't think this preview is really representative of the extent and breadth of the documentary. It wasn't just a showing of people with Lyme disease and how they all suffered - it was so much more than that. It told you the science..., it told you about the research and how they are finding links to Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, and Alzheimers......, it told you about Infectious Disease Society of America and the power they have...., it told you about how the insurance companies deal with physician's who don't comply with the IDSA's guidelines....
It wasn't you typical "disease" documentary. Yes, you saw real people and the troubles they have - but as a scientist myself - I learned a lot about many things like biofilms and why bacteria can't always be detected. I learned about how our insurance companies can instigate review boards of physicians that ultimate result in their licences being revoked because they are actually treating diseases but contradicting biased treatment guidelines :- the politics of the disease.
I highly recommend it. It really grabbed me. Excellent documentary. Here's a link to their website.
Yes, this post may not be jewelry related - but I feel strongly that it is something more people should be aware of.
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