The Invisible Extinction - Film Review Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2023

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Posted 2023-06-18 by Jenfollow

Sat 01 Jul 2023 - Mon 31 Jul 2023

The Invisible Extinction - Film Review (Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2023)

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will be on our doorsteps soon and will run for the whole of July, online and in-cinema. Check the website for some amazing documentaries that are world-class features direct from some of the hottest and most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world. The Invisible Extinction is one of the gems that follows globetrotting scientists Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Marty Blaser, partners in life and the lab who are on an urgent quest to reverse the loss of ancestral microbiomes, the bacteria in our bodies that help keep us healthy and essential for our survival. In the last 50 years, humanity has lost 50% of this bacteria, which has had devastating consequences.

This is one of the most amazing and engaging documentaries I've ever come across and found the focus on the human biome fascinating. It's an eye-opener that centres on what could be the extinction of the human race. It will expose you to a deeper level of knowledge of how our inner ecology is being destroyed by overuse of antibiotics, elective C-sections, and processed food, and the deterioration is scarier than a horror movie; to know it is happening faster than climate change. I myself have been told by my doctor that antibiotics do destroy the beneficial bacteria or microbes along with the harmful bacteria. But when you're really ill, you take it to get better, thinking once the course is over, all will be well - but not so. The doco points to evidence that the intentional elimination of microbes through antibiotics has caused a massive increase of diabetes, life-threatening food allergies, obesity, and asthma.

Blaser and Dominguez-Bello cast a wide net, heading to remote areas that have not been affected yet before it's too late - collecting samples of beneficial microbes and saving them in a microbe vault in Switzerland for future use. Be amazed at, and perhaps a little cringe-worthy for some; the practice of faecal transplantation from healthy samples filled with good biomes, to an unhealthy recipient, with outstanding results. It's a practice that has been utilised in the olden days when yellow dragon soup was given to treat some ailments, its mixture consisting of faecal bacteria and urine. This documentary is a must-watch, especially for the sake of our health and that of our families. Plus it's a fascinating watch and a must-see at the festival! Don't miss it!

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