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Men in Danger

Friday 10th October 2008 from 16h15 to 17h45
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Sylvie Gilman, Thierry de Lestrade
Written by
Sylvie Gilman, Thierry de Lestrade
Produced by
Point du Jour

Documentary, France, 2007, 52 min

High School Jury Prize

Sperm production in humans has suffered a spectacular drop (by 50% in 50 years), there has been a dramatic rise in the number of testicular cancers as well as in the number of congenital malformations in male reproductive organs… For Niels Skakkebaek, Danish doctor and researcher, "the male reproductive system could be as much in danger as our climate and environment".

Is the human reproduction capacity under threat then? And how? Wildlife appears to be under threat as well. Zoologists from around the world have observed strange echoes to the Danish findings: feminisation of the fish population or frogs, sexual malformation in alligators or birds, weird animal behaviour. The scientists begin to wonder… What if all of these worrying observations had a common origin?


Debate with :

  • David Benanou, head of the analytic research laboratory at Veolia Environnement
  • Jacques Auger, biologist doctor, Cochin Hospital, Paris
  • Thierry de Lestrade
  • sylvie gilman, director