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by Janet Tobias
Unseen Enemy examines why in the 21st century we are experiencing a rash of diseases that were once only outbreaks but have now become full-blown epidemics. Moving across the globe, you’ll meet our characters: doctors, disease detectives, everyday men and women. Every one of them has stepped into the horror of an epidemic and emerged deeply changed. Examining the recent epidemics of Ebola, Influenza, and Zika, Unseen Enemy makes it clear that epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behavior, and that their effect goes far beyond the terrible tolls of sickness and death.
Director: Janet Tobias
Producer: Janet Tobias, Rogger Lopez, Ikana Media, Vulcan Productions
In Co-Production with: CNN, WDR/Arte, WDR
Cinematographer: César Charlone, Zac Nicholson
Editor: Erin Barnett
DIRECTOR - JANET TOBIAS
Janet Tobias is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. Tobias started her film and television career at CBS' 60 Minutes as Diane Sawyer's associate producer. After working at the networks for a little over a decade, she moved to PBS where she created and executive produced, the Emmy Award-winning PBS program Life 360. Tobias made her theatrical debut in 2012 with the documentary feature No Place On Earth, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released by Magnolia Pictures in the US and Senator in Europe. Her most recent documentary feature, Unseen Enemy, on the 21st-century threat of pandemics, was released at the Copenhagen and Beijing International Film Festivals and broadcast on five continents in nine languages. Both No Place On Earth and Unseen Enemy were nominated for Writers Guild Awards. Janet Tobias is also an adjunct assistant professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a research professor of Global Public Health at NYU. She was a member of the Drug Forum of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences from 2009 to 2015.
CPH:DOX 2017〡SHEFFIELD DOCFEST 2017〡BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017〡UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017〡IN SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2017〡TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL 2017
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