Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet
Film director: 
Steven Soderbergh
Event date: 
Mon, 08/12/2014

As part of Human Rights Day Cardiff sciSCREEN organised a FREE event in collaboration with Cardiff Law School. Following a screening of Steven Soderbergh’s CONTAGION there was a drinks reception with refreshments and post-film discussion.

The world is faced with a fast-moving epidemic of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. The worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

A panel of experts from Cardiff University explored themes concerning health and human rights; biodefense and the development of medical countermeasures; global health and global justice; human rights in times of emergency and social disorder. The panel included Prof Les Baillie, Prof John Harrington, Dr Meirion Evans and Dr Bernadette Rainey.  

Watch the trailer here: the Contagion film trailer.

Venue:Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, CF24 4HQ.

Please note this event took place on Mon 8th Dec, which is 2 days before Human Rights Day (Dec 10th). 

Supported by Cardiff Law School.

Articles on this film:

How drugs are developed

Are the events portrayed in the film at all realistic?

Could it really happen?

Could it really happen? Are the events portrayed in the film at all realistic?