The Quest to Save Parasites

Emily Driscoll (Director), Jeff DelViscio (Executive Producer) | 2023 | 11 min.

2024 Official Selection

You may have seen a “Save the Whales” t-shirt, but what about “Save the Parasites”? Most people are familiar with parasites as a scourge to humans and livestock, and rightly so. Those parasites need to be controlled. But there is a vast unseen world of parasites that have evolved along with wildlife — the “dark matter” of ecosystems. These parasites have evolved with their hosts over millions of years and are in a delicate balance with nature. They need to be studied and treated as endangered species in some cases, according to researchers who are on a quest to save parasites.

More information:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/inside-the-scientific-quest-to-save-most-of-the-worlds-parasites/

See this film on tour near you:

March 21, 2024 Washington D.C.