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Fighting Malaria

Fighting MalariaOVERVIEW

Genre: Documentary, Medical, Culture
Language: English
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Running Time: 52 minutes
Medium: High Definition Video (HDV)

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CAST & CREW

Producer: Dave D’Angelo, Ryan Ross
Executive Producer: Michael Brown
Co Producer: Page Ostrow
Associate Producers: Andrea Kurtz, Molly Tait
Editor: Lam Nguyen, Ryan Ross
Cinematographer: Gordon Brown, David D’Angelo, Tom Bradford, Ryan Ross
Writer: Michael Brown, Nicolas Brown, Katy Neusteter, Mike Selenske, Ryan Ross
Music: Kip Kuepper
Narration: Michael Brown
Distributor: Worldwide
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company


SYNOPSIS

Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.

At night as Africans sleep, malaria-infected mosquitoes fly into people's homes and bite them, transmitting a microscopic parasite into their blood streams and, eventually, their livers. This stealth contraction results in nearly half a billion malaria cases every year.

Malaria is a deadly epidemic that impoverishes and kills millions around the world. Sub-Saharan Africa represents the vast majority of cases. It is here, in the heart of the world's second-largest continent, where millions of people have surrendered and accepted the disease as a fact of life that will kill no matter how doctors attempt to stop it. Though Africans living with malaria seem condemned to suffer and die, a glimmer of hope is arriving from an unexpected time and place.

Armed with a surprising re-discovery a global initiative to rid the world of this horrible disease has been formed. Through the continuing efforts of people on three different continents an effective medication to treat malaria has been developed, yet there are endless problems with getting the drug to those most in need. Overcoming great odds, a few lucky patients suffering with malaria receive the much needed treatment and serve as a wonderful example of how in the end, man will overcome malaria.