Posted: 17 February 2023
Event: 14 March 2023
Internationally acclaimed documentary, Salt in my Soul, is coming to Melbourne in March as part of a nationwide mission to raise awareness for antibiotic resistance. Screenings are followed by interactive forums with local and global AMR experts and advocates.
Salt in My Soul tells the story of Mallory Smith, through her battle with resistant infections as a cystic fibrosis patient. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 3, Mallory turned to a secret diary to record her inner thoughts. Using that treasure trove of writing, and hours of audio and video discovered after her untimely death, the film is a classic story about choosing to live mindfully and joyously in the face of immense struggle.
The Melbourne event will take place on 14 March at Kino Cinemas in the CBD commencing at 5pm.
Guests will also have the chance to hear from and engage in a panel discussion with Mallory’s mother Diane Shader Smith, Richard Alm, Chief Scientist at CARB-X and local superbug experts including Professor Anton Peleg, Professor Trevor Lithgow and Dr Julia Cianci. Ticket proceeds go to Mallory’s Legacy Fund which supports research and clinical trials in AMR.
The national event tour is organised by Perth biotech company, Lixa, who aims to uplift the way that bacterial resistance is talked about and addressed in Australia and supported by BioMelbourne Network member DMTC Limited.
“Superbugs do not care about borders.” says Lixa CEO, Dr Maud Eijkenboom. “Our aim with AMR Awareness Australia was to create a vehicle to bring the conversation from bacterial resistance as a scientific concept to AMR as an urgent threat that is affecting all of us deeply.”