A sweeping four-hour global epic on the origins and consequences of the AIDS virus
Following the spread of the AIDS virus from the first reported cases in the early 1980s through the present day pandemic, this goal survey of public health policy, treatment and prevention provides a comprehensive education on the issue. Interviews with dozens of medical experts and patients in 16 countries are threaded throughout the hours, bearing witness to remarkable dedication and courage. Combining memorable footage of early cases of AIDS patients and their doctors, the programs revisit those doctors who decades later give perspective on the progress and treatments for the virus. In four hours, the programs also demonstrate how fear, ignorance, misinformation and politics often combine to limit attempts to deal with the disease.
Renata Simone, series producer, write and reporter; Greg Barker, William Cran, producers, writers and directors; Claudia Rizzi, co-producer; Sarah Anthony, Martin Berthelsen, Steven Dagdigian, Ann Kim, associate producers; Paul Lang and Frank-Peter Lehmann, camera; Steve Audette, Paul Carlin, David Espar, Joe Frost and Jon Neuburger, editors; Catharine Alen-Buckley and Vivienne Steele, production managers; Will Lyman, narrator; Jim Bracciale, series manager; Michael Sullivan, executive producer for special projects; Louis Wiley, executive editor; David Fanning, executive producer.