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The Woods Hole Public Library will be holding both a virtual and in-person screening of the documentary The Invisible Extinction. The virtual screening will be available to watch in the comfort of your home any time between Saturday, Jan. 14 and Monday, Jan. 16. If you would prefer to watch the film at the library, we will hold a screening on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2:30 pm.

Two globetrotting microbiologists, Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Marty Blaser, race to save our vanishing microbes before it’s too late. The Invisible Extinction joins them on this urgent quest from the USA to Venezuela, China, Israel, and Switzerland, revealing how the overuse of antibiotics, elective C-sections, and processed foods are driving the destruction of our inner ecology, which is happening even faster than climate change.At the same time, the film tells the stories of three patients, in the USA and China, who suffer from life-threatening diseases triggered by microbial loss and are trying experimental treatments that hold hope. As the Covid-19 pandemic hits, Marty pivots to focus on how our microbes may help protect us from the virus and future pandemics, while Gloria spearheads the creation of an international microbe vault to safeguard precious specimens.

To receive the link for the virtual screening of the film, please email us at whpl_mail@clamsnet.org. There is no need to pre-register for the in-person screening of the film.