Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children
FILM SCREENING + Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS
2017-03-27 19:00 2017-03-27 21:00 America/Los_Angeles Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children SC 150 Hashinger Science Center 150 - Irvine Lecture Hall email@example.com
Monday, March 27, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name.
The Vaccine Makers Project, with Chapman's American Medical Student Association (AMSA) & Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biology Honor Society, present a screening of the award-winning documentary film Hilleman: A perilous quest to save the word's children, followed by a Q&A with the film makers.
From Director Donald Rayne Mitchell of Medical History Pictures, this documentary tells the story of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, the man who prevented pandemic flu, invented the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and developed the first vaccine against human cancer.
Responsible for over half of the vaccines children receive, he is credited with saving more than eight million lives every year. Through interviews, rare archival footage, and 3-D animation, this film puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man.