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A trio of men in yellow hazchem suits

Film

Presented by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival and ACMI

Outbreak

M

22 Aug

Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman star in this film about the rapid spread of a fictional Ebola-like virus in America with potentially devastating outcomes.

Free: to attend this screening please pre-register with the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

  • Join our panel of researchers, artists and writers as they dissect the doomsday scenario on film, infectious diseases in reality, and the role that real-world experts, health organisations and authorities play in mitigating and managing such ‘real’ or ‘perceived’ threats to humanity.

    Panellists include award-winning novelist and a former editor of The Conversation, Jane Rawson, internationally bestselling author Max Barry, and virus researcher from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Dr Cody Allison. The evening’s MC is cell death researcher from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Dr James Murphy.