The Virus Hunters

Synopsis

From the bat to the pangolin, an investigation into the list of suspects which acted as a biological bridge, allowing COVID-19 to infect humans and bring the world’s economies grinding to a halt. A comprehensive analysis of the working theories to date, experts from across the world are consulted in an effort to find the elusive patient zero in the Coronavirus outbreak, in the hope that its discovery could bring us one step closer to a vaccine.

The Filmmakers

RTS-TEMPTS PRESENT presents the documentary feature "THE VIRUS HUNTERS" directed by CÉDRIC LOUIS image by PASCAL GAUSS and WALTER HUG sound by NICOLAS DUCRET editing by CATHERINE KALA sound illustrations FRANÇOIS TORCHE mixing EDGARD BIONDINA graphics MICHEL DUFOURD color grading NADINE PODWIKA post-production MIREILLE SENN research THIERRY HARTMANN and JOANNA MAZURYK program manager FRÉDÉRIC ZIMMERMANN production assistants ISABELLE WEHRLI and COLETTE EBERLÉ producers JEAN-PHILIPPE CEPPI and JEROME PORTE journalists MARIA PIA MASCARO and JEAN-DANIEL BOHNENBLUST with appearances by DIDIER TRONO, ALEXANDRE HASSANIN, PASCAL MOESCHLER, GAËL DARREN MAGANGA, JEAN BERNARD LEKANA DOUKI, JONATHAN EPSTEIN, PETER K. BEN EMAREK, DANIEL LUCEY, SUERIE MOON, BRANKA HORVAT, AIMÉ SERGE MIBAMBANI NDIMBA, JOHN E. SCANLON, RAPHAËL ARLETTAZ.