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World’s most famous infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci is set to receive treatment from National Geographic documentary feature films and Emmy winner John Hoffman (The weight of the nation) and Janet Tobias (Invisible enemy) and Oscar winner Dan Cogan (Icarus), and two-time Oscar nominee Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA).
The feature document – simply called Fauci – offers a rare look into the vast professional and personal life of this dedicated public servant and American hero, including as he faced the greatest challenge of his life and career: the COVID-19 pandemic, a unprecedented event in modern history.
The New Yorker Nicknamed him ‘America’s Doctor’, and Dr Fauci has become his country’s most unlikely cultural icon, with his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor, courage and integrity in the face of COVID -19. He was lovingly described by Oscar winner Brad Pitt on SNL and commemorated by Fauci fans who put his face on everything from coffee mugs to candles. His boundless energy and optimism won hearts and minds around the world for his willingness to speak the truth in power during an unprecedented pandemic and an unprecedented presidency. But what is less known to the public is the journey that led him to where he is today.
Dr Fauci has led the fight against every epidemic the world has faced in the past 50 years, from AIDS to SARS to Ebola and now COVID-19. He is the longest-serving public health leader in the United States and has worked under seven US presidents. He has testified before Congress more than anyone in American history.
Speaking in candid interviews, Dr Fauci will take viewers on a personal journey through his remarkable career, including his childhood in Brooklyn working in his father’s pharmacy, his Jesuit upbringing and of course his grueling shifts. as a young resident at the New York hospital. The film also features interviews with world figures such as President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, U2 leader Bono, former HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, the NIH Director Dr Francis Collins, Former CDC Director Dr Tom Frieden, key AIDS activists and organizers, and many others including family, friends and former patients .
“There is only one Dr Fauci, and it is an incredible privilege to bring his inspiring lifelong quest to cure disease and prevent epidemics, to viewers around the world,” said the co-workers. -directors Hoffman and Tobias. “This film will be an intimate and unprecedented portrayal of our country’s greatest public servant, whose relentless pursuit of truth and devotion to science has never been greater.”
The film is directed by Hoffman and Tobias, produced by Alexandra Moss (Not Done: Women Are Reshaping America) and edited by Amy Foote (Father, soldier, son). The director of photography is Claudia Raschke (RBG). For Story Syndicate, the executive producers are Cogan, Garbus and Jon Bardin (All In: The struggle for democracy).
No broadcast date has been set. The trailer for Fauci is inferior to.
Photo credit: National Geographic / Visko Hatfield