Unseen Enemy Unseen Enemy Our deadliest enemies are unseen. Each of us holds the power to keep the stranger next to us safe.

The Film

Life in the 21st century makes it more likely than ever that outbreaks will become epidemics, and that an epidemic could erupt into a global pandemic. The next outbreak could come in the form of a newly-emerging or re-emerging disease, a resistant strain of a familiar disease, or even bio-error or bio-terror. The 2014 Ebola outbreak has taught us that we are not prepared.

UNSEEN ENEMY will bring you to the frontlines of the fight against epidemics across six continents. We will meet heroic men and women who are trying to make a difference.

The fight against epidemics can only be won if we all join forces. UNSEEN ENEMY is a film about how each of us holds the power to keep the stranger next to us safe.

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The Film

  • Janet Tobias: Director/Writer/Producer
  • Paul G. Allen: Executive Producer
  • Carole Tomko: Executive Producer
  • Rogger Lopez: Producer
  • Michael Ehrenzweig: Producer (Congo/USA)
  • Peter Klein: Producer (USA)
  • Aldo Kane: Field Producer
  • Jody Gottlieb: Co-Executive Producer

The Mission

From Paul G. Allen's commitment to fighting the deadly Ebola virus, to simple ways to combat the flu, Unseen Enemy will provide a critical look at misconceptions about the threat of epidemics, and expose how we can work together to triumph over humanity's biggest killers.


Watch a first-hand account from the field with Unseen Enemy photographer Christopher Beauchamp


"Had we been there at that very moment of the birth of HIV/Aids, we would have been able to prevent this horrible pandemic. Those are the things we want to be able to do."

Dr. Larry Brilliant - Skoll Global Threats Fund


Watch a first-hand account from the field with Unseen Enemy Cinematographer Zac Nicholson.


Watch more first-hand accounts from the crew on the making of Unseen Enemy.


The Filmmakers

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Janet Tobias Director/Writer/Producer

Janet Tobias is an Emmy Award-winning Producer/Director/Writer ...

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Rogger Lopez Producer

Rogger Lopez is the Art Director and Production Manager at ...

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Michael Ehrenzweig Producer

Michael Ehrenzweig has produced award winning documentaries and ...

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Peter Klein Producer

Peter W. Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and director ...

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