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Jim Allison: Breakthrough screening at Global Health Film Festival 2019

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Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Directed by Bill Haney, 90 minutes

UK premiere

Jim Allison: Breakthrough is the astounding, true story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.

Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world: a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer but for decades he waged a lonely struggle against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma.

Using intimate interviews with Jim Allison and a set of scientific leaders, paired with innovative use of graphics and archival material, and featuring music from star harmonica player Mickey Raphael and Nebraska composer Mark Orton, Jim Allison: Breakthrough takes us into the inspiring and dramatic world of cutting-edge medicine, and into the heart of a true American pioneer, in a film that is both emotionally compelling and deeply entertaining.

Screening as part of this year's Global Health Film Festival programme; followed by discussion with film director and health professionals

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