He is a long-time director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. He is the top U.S. medical official addressing the coronavirus pandemic that began in 2020. A revered and committed public servant Dr. Anthony Fauci is getting a documentary all about him at National Geographic Documentary Films.
The new full-length feature is titled Fauci, made by Emmy winning filmmakers John Hoffman (Sleepless in America) and Janet Tobias (Unseen Enemy).
Hoffman and Tobias were given exclusive access, aims to provide a snapshot into his career and life, who has advised seven U.S. presidents, starting with the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s, through SARS, Ebola, and now COVID-19.
“There is only one Dr. Fauci, and it is an incredible privilege to bring his inspiring, lifelong quest to cure disease and prevent outbreaks to viewers around the world,” said Hoffman and Tobias in a statement. “This film will be an unprecedented, intimate portrait of our nation’s greatest public servant, whose relentless pursuit of truth and devotion to science has never been more important.”
“Dr. Fauci has become a household name because of COVID-19, but what people may not realize is the heroic and integral role he has played in shaping our national response to serious health crises for more than 50 years,” said Carolyn Bernstein, EVP scripted content and documentary films for National Geographic. “We couldn’t ask for better partners than John, Janet, Dan, and Liz to bring audiences this inside look at the man behind the legacy, and we hope his remarkable story will inspire a new generation to pursue public service with the same commitment and verve.”
Click below to watch a sneak peek!