For Immediate Release: Jan. 30, 2017
BLOOMSBURG— “Mostly Mondays at the Movies,” part of Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artist Series, continues with the showing of "Hilleman – A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children.” The film will be screened on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.
The documentary tells the journey of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, a man with a simple goal: eliminate all diseases that infect and kill children. From his youth in poverty in Montana, Hilleman would go on to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and invent the first vaccine against human cancer. With interviews from Hilleman and his peers, this documentary puts a human face behind vaccine science that has impacted nearly every human on the planet.
Director Donald Rayne Mitchell will lead a discussion following the screening.