Killer Virus

Check out my recent article —  AIDS: Rise of Killer Virus,  case study analysis for Documentary Television.

Killer Virus, a documentary by Carl Gierstorfer, analyzes HIV as a form of interspecies transmission (i.e., zoonoses), a virus jumping from animals – chimpanzees – to humans. It is like Ebola where transmission is from a fruit bat to a human. The film is a scientific detective story that traces the pre-history of HIV to its origins in Cameroon around 1908. The documentary is important for both the history it uncovers and the collaborative effort to produce and broadcast it worldwide for AIDS Day. In the U.S., it was shown on the Smithsonian Channel on December 1st.   Read more.