Killer Bugs
The Secret Catastrophe

Most German doctors think twice before being treated in a German hospital. With reason: every year, around a million patients in Germany contract diseases in hospital, from which up to 40,000 people die - because the bacteria they have picked up are resistant to antibiotics.

Microbiologists and hygienists have been sounding the alarm for years - but so far no one has managed to halt the spread of hospital infections. Instead the danger is being played down; patients are left to cope on their own, while potential counter-measures are held back. This film tells the story of a medical catastrophe that's being kept under wraps.

Commissioned by WDR
Written and directed by: Meike Hemschemeier // camera: Michael Kern, Harald Cremer // sound: Jonas Schmailzl // film editor: Jan Wilm Schmülling // music: Stefan Döring // production manager: Oliver Gontram // executive producer: Thomas Weidenbach // commissioning editor: Jürgen Thebrath, produced by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion

Running time: 45 min

Broadcast date:

Mode schlägt Moral - Wie fair ist unsere Kleidung?

17.10.2017 | 21:00 | ARDalpha

Mode schlägt Moral - Wie fair ist unsere Kleidung?

18.10.2017 | 17:15 | ARDalpha

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06.11.2017 | 18:35 | arte

Wasser ist Zukunft: Andalousiens geheimer Schatz

07.11.2017 | 18:35 | arte

Wasser ist Zukunft: Die Niederlande - Der Pakt mit dem Wasse

08.11.2017 | 18:35 | arte

Wasser ist Zukunft: Die Emscher- Das Wunder im Kohlenpott

09.11.2017 | 18:35 | arte

Wasser ist Zukunft: Der Jordan - Fluss des Friedens?

10.11.2017 | 18:35 | arte