An important film about Lyme Disease!
Coming soon to theaters...SOONER to Darien Library!
“Under Our Skin” is a dramatic tale of microbes, medicine, and money. This groundbreaking documentary investigates the human, medical, and political dimensions of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic destroying countless lives.
Following the stories of patients and physicians as they battle for their lives and livelihoods, the film is meant to open viewers’ eyes to a danger in their own backyards. “Under Our Skin” was an Audience Choice Award Finalist at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Lyme disease is one of the most misunderstood and controversial illnesses of our time. Because the disease is difficult to test accurately, tens of thousands of people go undiagnosed - or misdiagnosed - with such conditions as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autism, MS, and ALS. Each year, many of these patients are told that their symptoms are “all in their heads.”
Our showing of the film is well-timed, as this is the time of year that the adult deer ticks are easier to spot, and when most people, especially children, become infected.
According to research conducted by Dr. Eva Sapi of the University of New Haven, 60% of ticks that were tested in our area are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
This film is not recommended for children or young teens. Running time is approximately 105 minutes. There will be a question and answer period following the film.
Those wishing to learn more about the film may visit www.UnderOurSkin.com.
Those wishing to learn more about Lyme disease may contact Russell Cornelius: CTLyme@hotmail.com.
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