ENDORSEMENTS

" ‘Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?’ is a film that everyone should see. The filmmakers have taken an incredibly timely subject - antibiotic-resistant bacteria - and made it both compelling and packed with vital information.”

--Jeremiah Birnbaum, President/Founder, San Francisco Film School

“ ‘Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?’ asks one of the most serious questions facing society today.  Antibiotic resistance threatens to undo decades of medical progress, making once treatable infections lethal, and dramatically reducing our ability to provide medical care that relies upon the availability of safe and effective antibiotics, including chemotherapy, care of preterm infants, and many surgeries. This documentary will help everyone understand the urgent need for new antibiotics and a comprehensive effort to combat antibiotic resistance.”

 

--William Powderly, MD, Past President, Infectious Diseases Society of America. 

 

" ‘Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?’: Watch this, think about it, and share it with your friends and colleagues. This film addresses one of the most important issues of our day and gets the science and message right.”

--John Swartzberg, MD, Prof. Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 

 

“Hospital-acquired infections and infections due to resistant pathogens cause thousands of deaths every year and undermine every aspect of health care, from routine procedures, to our cost-control efforts. Public awareness is the cornerstone of any solution and will help refocus our priorities as a society, so we can cure this epidemic. Your documentary will play a critical role in this effort, and thank you for putting it together!”

--Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, Prof., Medical Science, Brown University

“A third of the world population is currently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This disease affects 8 million people every year and kills at least 2 million people annually. One of the roadblocks to the global control of tuberculosis is the lack of information by the general public about the disease and the menace that MDR-TB represents. This film will help in the dissemination of this vital information, and I look forward to sharing it ... ”

--Rafael Laniado-Laborin, MD, Director, Tuberculosis Clinic, Tijuana, Mexico 

“No one wants to turn the clock back to the pre-antibiotic era, but unless we work together, that is the world we will leave for our children. This film is timely, connecting real patients with the scientific, political and economic challenges that must be overcome in order to preserve the most effective drugs in human history.”

--Kevin Outterson, Prof., Public Health Law, Boston University, Exec. Dir., CARB-X

“All of us are threatened by the rise of the superbug and we must act as a community to stay ahead of the problem. I really enjoyed the clarity of this film’s storytelling, and I think that this project’s focus on both explaining the problem and highlighting solutions will be a valued contribution to raising public awareness!” 

--John H. Rex, MD, Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd.; Ed., AMR Solutions Newsletter 

"The misuse of antibiotics is a story that must be told. It is a very present danger - which many of us are not fully aware of. Support Recombinant Films as they are poised and equipped to take this head on." 

--James Savoca, Prof., USC Cinematic Art

“We all have a role to play in stopping the insidious threat of drug resistant infections. 

Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?’ provides an engaging, informative film experience that introduces patients and clinicians who have battled drug resistant infections, a glimpse into the science behind the problem, and clear guidance on how to better address the issue.” 

--Diane Flayhart, Global Program Leader, Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

“A must-see primer for anyone exploring modern infectious disease and what the international community of scientists, policymakers and developers are doing to combat growing bacterial threats. Can we win this fight against superbugs? Watch and see what you think!”

--Julie Harness, Ph.D., California Life Sciences Institute