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Unseen Enemy (2017)

Unseen Enemy is a feature-length documentary about the threat of epidemics in the 21st century and what we can do to fight them.


Janet Tobias


Janet Tobias
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Credited cast:
Larry Brilliant Larry Brilliant ... Self
John Connor John Connor ... Self
Decontee Davis Decontee Davis ... Self
Veronica Maria Dos Santos Veronica Maria Dos Santos ... Self
George Gao ... Self (as Dr. George Gao)
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre Adolfo Garcia-Sastre ... Self (as Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre)
Laurie Garrett ... Self
Paul Horwood Paul Horwood ... Self
Heidi Larson Heidi Larson ... Self
Peter Piot Peter Piot ... Self
Peter Sands Peter Sands ... Self
Mark Smolinski Mark Smolinski ... Self
Arnaud Tarantola Arnaud Tarantola ... Self
Vanessa Van Der Linden Vanessa Van Der Linden ... Self (as Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden)
Gwen Zwanziger Gwen Zwanziger ... Self


Unseen Enemy is an essential exploration of reasons 21st-century populations are experiencing a rash of diseases that were once only outbreaks, but have now become full-blown epidemics. This increased risk that we face, and the ways society and individuals can work together to reduce that risk, are explained to the public through the case studies of three epidemics: Ebola, influenza and Zika. Moving across the globe, we meet doctors, disease detectives and everyday people who have stepped into the horror of an epidemic and emerged deeply changed. Epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behavior, with effects reaching far beyond the tolls of sickness and death.

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Once it's here, it's too late.



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Pointless pandering in human tragedy
23 September 2020 | by ecopolstSee all my reviews

By now you know this documentary is about virus outbreaks, pandemics. It's only about recent pandemics. It also tells you that these serious pandemics are serious, caused by viruses. Serious pandemics all start in wild animals and then move to humans causing suffering and misery. Watch this documentary if you doubt that, as that fact is repeated over and over and over. Between these endless stories of human suffering there are some medicians saying they do their best but that its not easy. Then there is nothing more, amazingly.

Unseen Enemy lasts 1 hour and 38 mins but can be summed up in 15 seconds. Unless you want to watch endless human suffering and helpless medical doctors, spare yourself from watching this. You can still realize pandemics are serious.

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7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Pandemics Documentary See more »

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