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Release Date:
20 October 2005 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 5)
James Flynn ... Alexander Yersin (1 episode, 2005)

Brad Pitt ... Narrator (1 episode, 2005)

Series Directed by
Rob Whittlesey (1 episode, 2005)
Andrew Young (1 episode, 2005)

Michael Beckham (unknown episodes)
Richard Dale (unknown episodes)
Sarah Holt (unknown episodes)
Tabitha Jackson (unknown episodes)
Gail Willumsen (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Andrew Bampfield (6 episodes, 2005)

Michael Beckham (unknown episodes)
Sarah Holt (unknown episodes)
Tabitha Jackson (unknown episodes)
Gail Willumsen (unknown episodes)
Andrew Young (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Tina Nguyen .... co-producer (1 episode, 2005)
Rob Whittlesey .... producer (1 episode, 2005)
Andrew Young .... producer (1 episode, 2005)

Paula Apsell .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Beckham .... producer (unknown episodes)
Alexis Bloom .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Kim Bour .... producer (unknown episodes)
Sarah Holt .... producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Hutton .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Tabitha Jackson .... producer (unknown episodes)
Larry Klein .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Gina Marsh .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Jill Shinefield .... producer (unknown episodes)
Gail Willumsen .... producer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Young .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Sheldon Mirowitz (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Andrew Young (1 episode, 2005)

Mike Fox (unknown episodes)
Steve Gray (unknown episodes)
Paul Jenkins (unknown episodes)
Mark Knobil (unknown episodes)
Ian Salvage (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Martin Sage (6 episodes, 2005)

Tom Ash (unknown episodes)
Rush Clapham (unknown episodes)
David Espar (unknown episodes)
Leonard Feinstein (unknown episodes)
Doug Quade (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Ros Little (1 episode, 2005)
Series Makeup Department
Sarita Allison .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Dale .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Nicola Parfit .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Nickie Sault .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Lewie Kerr .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2005)
Series Sound Department
Tim White .... production sound mixer (6 episodes, 2005)
Tom Williams .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2005)

Chris Strollo .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tim West .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Renuka Ballal .... animation producer (6 episodes, 2005)

John Bair .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Raúl Álvarez .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Jody Allen .... executive in charge (6 episodes, 2005)

Nion Hazell .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sean Lovell .... key floor runner (unknown episodes)
B.J. Miller .... business affairs director (unknown episodes)

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Prescription for Hope, 22 March 2006
Author: Zen Bones from USA

This is a first-rate documentary series that manages to be simultaneously frightening, amazing, depressing AND optimistic. While watching this I kept feeling angry that we don't see stories on the nightly news about what people in developing countries have to endure in terms of illness. With the myriad of diseases that surround them, their lives seem like a game of Russian Roulette with five bullets in the chamber. But what reeeeally gets me angry is the fact that the heroes depicted in this series - men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping and healing these people - are not getting THEIR stories told in the nightly news. They are an incredible inspiration! We're always complaining about how depressing the news is and how hopeless everything is. If people could see material like what is shown in this series daily, they would feel great hope because all of these problems are easily solvable with financial support from individuals and governments. It would cost only a fraction of our budget- less than 2% - to eradicate most of these illnesses, and as this documentary clearly shows, these viruses are now spreading to every country in the world including the USA. We can feel great hope that there are so many good people who are doing good things in the world. It's not all serial killers and rapists and terrorists and gangs and corrupt politicians out there. Introduce yourself to the REAL world! Rent all three discs and then buy copies of the DVD for your friends. And read Jeffrey Sachs' book "The End of Poverty". It CAN be a reality!

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