trustWHO

trustWHO

85 Min - Documentary - 2017

Logline

We lack knowledge when it comes to our health. There are a very few institutions we can rely on for competence and independence in this area. Doctors, of course, and the Ministry of Health, as well. They, in turn, rely on the World Health Organization. What if the trust and responsibility that billions of people around the world relinquish and transfer, are not justified?

Synopsis

This personal investigation tells the story of how the WHO has been infiltrated and influenced by industry, and how the member States misuse the UN-organization for their own national economic interests. Whether dealing with the tobacco scandal, swine flu or Fukushima - the WHO plays a daunting role. It lacks funding, power and transparency. And its decisions end up helping the pharmaceutical companies and the nuclear energy industry more than the victims. The WHO was created as a guardian of world health, but it has become the plaything of individual interests. Lilian Franck shows a frightening portrayal of our present society, in which governmental politics is becoming obsolete.

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General information

Official page : trustWHO

Credits
  • Author(s)

    Lilian Franck
    Robert Cibis
    Anja Neraal
  • Director(s)

    Lilian Franck
  • Producer(s)

    Robert Cibis
    Lilian Franck
    Arash T. Riahi
    Karin C. Berger
  • Camera

    Francesco Garbo
    Joanna Piechotta
    Thomas Schlottmann
    Börres Weiffenbach
    Philipp Künzli
    Robert Cibis
  • Sound

    Matthias Petsche
  • Editor

    Anja Neraal