PRIMUM NON NOCERE - FIRST DO NO HARM

By James REYNOLDS, Jason SIEVERT

ASIA GEOGRAPHIC ENTERTAINMENT - as PROD

Documentary - Post-Production 2012

A film exploring the controversial history of blood transfusions and one of the greatest obstacles facing global healthcare; the reflex rejection of new knowledge because it contradicts entrenched paradigms.

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Festival de Cannes 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, CHILE, USA, RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • James REYNOLDS, Jason SIEVERT
    • Writer(s)
    • James REYNOLDS, Richard MELSETH, Roland BLACK
    • Producer(s)
    • James REYNOLDS (Asia Geographic Entertainment), Richard MELSETH (Asia Geographic Entertainment), Jason SIEVERT (Profusion Media)
    • Synopsis
    • Primum Non Nocere - First Do No Harm: A red-blooded story of lifesaving importance. The documentary unfolds as world renowned experts share the latest scientific evidence - debunking claims that blood transfusions always save lives. Millions of patients are now in danger from previously unknown risks associated with blood transfusions; like the effects of DNA, and chromosome transfers. The film explores the story behind the controversial and paternalistic history of blood transfusions and one of the greatest obstacles facing global healthcare: the knee-jerk rejection of new knowledge because it contradicts entrenched norms. Empowering doctors to advise and patients to decide - the movie rallies leaders in medicine to – above all, first, do no harm.
    • Production schedule
    • June delivery
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2010
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