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Minutes to Die Documentary Screening and Reception

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors

Minutes to Die Documentary Screening and Reception

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC­­


*Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Film begins promptly at 6pm. A discussion featuring Ambassador Fernando Llorca Castro of the Embassy of Costa Rica and Dr. David Williams of the World Health Organization follows. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception rounds out the evening.

An estimated 138,000 lives are lost each year from snakebites, according the World Health Organization, with three times more suffering from lifelong disfigurement, amputations and mental health issues. Snakebite has long been considered one of the world’s most ignored global health issues.

In 2016, representatives of the Costa Rican government, including now Ambassador Fernando Llorca Castro, began leading a global movement to develop a strategy to tackle snakebite.

The outcome: The World Health Organization now officially classifies snakebite as a Neglected Tropical Disease and this past May, WHO launched an ambitious global roadmap to tackle the issue.

“Minutes to Die” is the first ever documentary bringing to light the daily plight of snakebite victims in India, Sub Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The film has played a vital role in galvanizing action to address the challenges.

This event is sponsored by Embassy of Costa Rica and The Lillian Lincoln Foundation.


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October 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Multiple Partners or Sponsors


George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium