THE QUIET EPIDEMIC-BROOMFIELD:
The Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association, 501c3, is privileged to host the screening of The Quiet Epidemic, a feature-length documentary about Lyme disease. This film is both chilling and alarming, a motivation for change at the highest levels. The film will be immediately followed by an expert panel to continue this important community conversation. May 3, 2023, Broomfield, CO is the first stop on this film tour for Colorado!
ABOUT THE FILM:
After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease.
The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a vicious medical debate. What begins as a patient story evolves into an investigation into the history of Lyme disease, dating back to its discovery in 1975. A paper trail of suppressed scientific research, and buried documents reveals why ticks – and the diseases they carry – have been allowed to quietly spread around the globe.
According to a new CDC estimate, 476,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease yearly in the United States alone, yet our public health agencies and policymakers remain largely unresponsive. The same small group of doctors and public health officials have continued to control the science and the narrative of denial for decades. We intend to change that.
Watch the trailer to The Quiet Epidemic
PANEL MEMBERS FOR BROOMFIELD SCREENING:
The film screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmakers Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch, Dan Kinderlehrer, MD; Shawn Naylor, DO; Julie Barter, ND; and Sharon P. Austin, PsyD, as well as patients/advocates. Bring your questions to this panel of experts!
PURCHASE A TICKET:
Ticket prices include admission to the film as well as choice of Charcuterie box from Roots ($25), snacks only choice ($15), popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage during the social hour. Please note we will close the sale of tickets with dinner on April 23rd. There will not be extra meals for purchase at the venue. If you are considering dinner option & have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchasing the ticket with food is not required. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association, 501C3.
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DONATE A TICKET: Please consider donating the price of a ticket so we may offer the screening to someone who would like to join us but doesn’t have the resources. For those in need of a donated ticket please contact our Community Partner at email@example.com to reserve. We look forward to seeing everyone!
4:00 -4:45 PM – Social hour/registration
5:00 – 6:30 PM – Film Screening
6:45 – 7:45 PM – Panel discussion
The Quiet Epidemic Colorado Film Tour is generously sponsored by our Community Partners at Sawyer!
We thank all of our 2023 Community Partners for their year-round support so that we may continue to bring these resources to CO!
Much thanks to our Community Partners at Ravel Health for their generous assistance with organizing and volunteering at this event!