Join us for a series of short films to see how medical science is helping to fight disease

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Join us for a series of award-winning short films as part of our infectious disease day on Roosevelt Island to see how medical science is helping to fight future pandemics.

We’ve selected four short films from a mix of amateur and award-winning directors to take you on a journey through the world of viruses and vaccines.

  • Screenings are free to attend
  • Total length is approximately 55 minutes and is preceeded by a talk about infectious disease and New York
  • Due to the nature of the topics in these films we recommend caution for those under 12 years


This event is part of a larger program of activities on Roosevelt Island on Sunday 8th September. See the full agenda here.

CATCH - 20 minutes

Borderpoint Films. Written and directed by Dominic Rees-Roberts and Paul Cooke.

CATCH is a fictional short film about a father and daughter quarantined in their home in a post-antibiotic world.


RYOT Films. Directed by David Darg and Bryn Mooser

Baseball in The Time of Cholera is a powerful insight into the tragedy and scandal of Haiti’s Cholera epidemic through the eyes of a young baseball player.

THE STORY OF EBOLA - 8 minutes

Produced by Global Health Media Project in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman

This animated story is told by a young girl whose grandfather dies from Ebola and puts the rest of her family at risk. It brings to life the many messages that are so crucial in understanding this disease on a community level.

Zanzibar’s Malaria Hunter - 4 minutes

Produced by USAID

Habiba Suleimon is a supermom – an extraordinary individual with two wheels, a tablet and lots of data, who is independently raising a family and ridding her community of malaria. In this short film in USAID’s Extreme Possibilities series, follow Habiba as she zooms through Zanzibar, wielding technology and a world-class surveillance system that is helping Zanzibar monitor and beat the disease.

Event Detail

09/08/2019 2:00 pm
09/08/2019 4:00 pm