Watch exclusive video footage from "Dark Forest Black Fly," which documents the elimination of river blindness from Uganda. The Carter Center is a leader in the fight against this debilitating parasitic infection—one of the major causes of preventable blindness in the world. Following the brief video, a panel discusses the challenges of eliminating the disease worldwide and their experiences making the film. Panelists include: Gary Strieker, executive director for Cielo Productions, Inc., and Carter Center staff featured in the film -- River Blindness Program Director Dr. Frank Richards, and Carter Center Epidemiologist Dr. Moses Katabarwa.
Learn more about the Carter Center's River Blindness Program: http://cartercenter.org/health/river_blindness/index.html
Learn more about the independent documentary Dark Forest Black Fly at: http://cieloproductions.org/
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.
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