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The Bloody Truth

52 min | Carl Gierstorfer | 2014

YUZU Productions, DOCDAYS productions (Germany), Congoo Productions (Belgium), with ZDF / Arte, Smithsonian Networks (US), CCTV 10 (China), S4C, VRT, RTBF, YLE, Ceska Televise, UR.

Also broadcast in Austria (ORF), Denmark (DR), Spain (TVE), Estonia (RTVE), Finland (YLE), Ireland (RTE), Middle East (MBN Middle East), Norway (NRK), Portugal (TVI ), Singapore (Mediacorp), Thailand (True Visions), RAI (Italy) ...

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When did HIV originate and where? How did it become the worst pandemic of our times? In this film, three scientists from Belgium, Congo and the U.S. find answers to these questions on a journey through Congo and Cameroon where they trace the virus’ beginnings. Their discovery of a medical archive provides evidence how Colonialism prepared the grounds for the AIDS pandemic and how we could use this knowledge to fight the causes of future pandemics.

Festivals : Pariscience 2015, 3ème prix One World Film Award NRW, Festival ImagéSanté, Liège, Belgique 2016 

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