Contagion, a medical-thriller depicting the impact of a lethal airborne virus on society and the efforts the scientific community make to combat it. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow, the film is a tense, detailed, ‘hypochondria-inducing’ affair that will surely provide plenty of material for the post-screening Q&A session.
Global Health Expert, Kunal Patel will be on hand to discuss viral outbreaks like Ebola, SARS and HIV, the popularity of pandemic scenarios on screen and the ways in which science is depicted in mass entertainment.
Kunal Patel is a Travel and Tropical Health Physician and Global Health Expert working at the intersections of Digital Health and developing world healthcare training and education. Among many things he is the Medical Director of iHeed, an online medical education platform.
This screening is hosted in conjunction with the Bram Stoker Festival as part of STOKED! A PREPPER PARTY FOR THE END OF THE WORLD and includes entry to the late night event.