Cine-ONU Geneva, Brussels and Vienna teamed up to offer you a special online viewing of this timely documentary.
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 behaviour, with effects reaching far beyond the tolls of sickness and death.
The online screening was followed by a panel discussion with:
- Janet Tobias, Director of Unseen Enemy
- Dr. Sylvie Briand, Director, Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Peggy Hicks, Director, Division for Thematic Activities, Special Procedures and the Right to Development, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- Moderated by Rheal LeBlanc, UN Information Service, Geneva