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H1N1, our viruses have a future...

Friday 07th October 2011 from 14h00 to 15h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Patrice Desenne
Written by
Patrice Desenne
Produced by
Grand Angle Productions, IRD, NHK / Diff : France 5

Documentary, France, 2010, 52 min

Competition High school jury

H2N2, H3N2, behind these abbreviations lie some poorly defined biological things we call viruses. In March 2009, one of them, H1N1, has been spreading rapidly across all continents.

By relying on the real facts of the current propagation and evolution of this flu virus, this documentary takes a scientific look at this new strain to fully understand how an entity of 250 nanometres "born in Mexico" and unable of reproducing by itself, can generate a pandemic!

One year after its emergence, the film gives a first observation of the real impact of this virus on populations. Faced with the tidal wave of information and interpretation and the media hype, this film tries to provide explanation, information and nuances.


Debate with :

  • Patrice Desenne, director
  • Antoine Flahault, professor, epidemiologist physician / MD, PhD, director of the Graduate School of public health (EHESP, Rennes - Paris Sorbonne)