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Official Trailer for Medical Documentary 'The Bleeding Edge' on Netflix

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July 12, 2018
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The Bleeding Edge Trailer

"How can you clear something that's been shown to be dangerous?" Netflix has debuted the trailer for a documentary titled The Bleeding Edge, the latest eye-opening film made by Academy Award-winning doc filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground). The film shines a light on the unforeseen, dangerous consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field. It's a damning exposé on the "unregulated, multi-billion dollar medical device industry" and how their profit-driven incentives put patients at risk daily. This is a compliment to another documentary this year, Mike Eisenberg's To Err Is Human, also about medical errors and deaths caused my misdiagnosis. Both of these docs look like shocking, important, urgent films for our time that should make us think differently about the medical world. They may be scary to watch, but they're both honest presentations of how we can be better.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering's doc The Bleeding Edge, from YouTube:

The Bleeding Edge Doc Poster

America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial. In The Bleeding Edge, Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: what life-saving technologies may actually be killing us? The Bleeding Edge is directed by filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering, of the documentary films Derrida, Outrage, The Invisible War, and The Hunting Ground previously. This initially premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Netflix will release Dick & Ziering's The Bleeding Edge doc streaming exclusively starting on July 27th later this month. Interested?

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments

1

Interesting idea. I would like to see the statistics though. I mean, if these cases are 5% or less, then its kind of moot. Unfortunate for sure, but moot.

DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2018

2

Until it's you....

kitano0 on Jul 12, 2018

3

No arguments there. Objectivity is key though.

DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2018

4

Only moot if there is true informed consent. If the true risks are not disclosed how can there be a reasonable decision? By the way, 5% is way too high a risk number for all but the gravest of procedures.

Robert Bridges on Jul 14, 2018

5

Well, it's capitalism and its course. As long as people have nothing say against that, this things will continue to happen ...

shiboleth on Jul 13, 2018

6

It isn't "capitalism" since the government is the regulatory agency overseeing this and it is in play in "socialist" countries also.

Robert Bridges on Jul 14, 2018

7

Well, I was thinking about that perspective when I was writing my post. But then again, we don't have socialist countries in this world because, for the sake of what socialism is or might be, it needs to be said, that it has no meaning if it exists in any country. It's something beyond any country. Or government. So, the strong government is not really something socialistic, it's just another administrative tool of capitalism, from the socialist point of view. And besides, China or any other countries that might be called socialistic do exist in capitalist system and cooperate in a way a global capitalist system makes them. So, money has penetrated everything and is penetrating everywhere which also means capitalism, not socialism. But really, is this place to comment on difference between socialism and capitalism? Of course, if you want this, I'll except it and be thankful for your participation in discussion with me. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Jul 15, 2018

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