American Experience Past Forward: Pandemics and Pop Culture

American Experience Past Forward: Pandemics and Pop Culture

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

American Experience presents a virtual PAST FORWARD conversation on the impact of pandemic movies on America's perception of real outbreaks.

Join American Experience on Tuesday, May 31 at 4 p.m. for a virtual PAST FORWARD conversation comparing real life pandemics and their pop culture analogues. This conversation is inspired in part by their film, Plague at the Golden Gate, now streaming.

Panelists will explore the popularity of books, movies and shows about viruses and pandemics, and connect what we see on the screen to how scientists and doctors deal with outbreaks in real life. They’ll delve into the technology of virus hunting–both in real life and in the movies, examine the political and social norms reflected in the media and in reality, and draw comparisons between pandemics of the past and the present.

The event will be streamed live on American Experience’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

THE EVENT IS FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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