Dr. Jayant Banavaliker, a leading TB doctor in Delhi, chronicles his daily struggle to save patients using today’s antiquated tools: diagnostics barely more predictable than chance, drugs that can be toxic and weak against the pathogen, and a vaccine with limited protection. We also travel to South Africa, where Phumeza Tisile tells the harrowing story of her near-death experience with extensively drug-resistant TB.
EXPOSED is a four-part series of short films that tells the story of the deadly global epidemic of tuberculosis. The series focuses on current efforts to halt this airborne disease, which is growing more difficult to address, as well as the urgent movement to develop new tools to prevent it. By telling the stories of four inspiring individuals interspersed with expert commentary from some of the world’s top TB physicians, scientists, advocates and policymakers, EXPOSED brings viewers to the forefront of the race against tuberculosis. For more information, go to aeras.org/exposed.
The EXPOSED film series received a PR Daily Digital PR Award for Best Cause-Related Video. Read the press release: aeras.org/pressreleases/exposed-film-series-wins-best-cause-related-video
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EXPOSED is produced by Aeras, a nonprofit biotech advancing tuberculosis vaccines for the world. The series is developed in partnership with filmmaker Mo Scarpelli of RAKE FILMS with support from GATHER.
Special thanks to TB alert, Umuzi Photo Club, the Nelson family, MSF, Results UK, Tuberculosis Association of India, New Delhi TB Centre at Lok Nayak Hospital, SATVI, ACTION, GATHER, Invisible Children, Oxford University, Bobby Ramakant and Shobha Shukla.