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VIRUS HUNTERS

A new kind of war

Format : one-off
Duration : 52’
Available versions : French | English
Director : Emmanuel Réau
Author : Emmanuel Réau
Producer : AMPERSAND
Rights : All Rights / Worldwide


Last Century, the Spanish Flu killed some thirty million in only two years. Today the new world threat is the bird flu.

A way of fighting pandemics is to go to their source, often in the depths of the tropical rainforests. This is where Ebola, SRAS and HIV once emerged to be eventually transmitted to humans.

Amazonia is a vast reservoir of biodiversity which conceals secrets that threaten us, and others that might protect us. From a Parisian laboratory to the heart of the Amazonian Forest, we will follow a group of scientists in search of new viruses and molecules.

It is a patient and hazardous quest. But should a new virus be found before it becomes transmissible, the worst can be avoided.