Director(s): Gilles CAYATTE – Writer(s): Gilles CAYATTE Contact Print page
January 2020. The world is hit by the Sars-Cov-2 Coronavirus pandemic. By December 2020 several efficient vaccines are available - 3 in the United States, 1 in Europe, 1 in Russia and 3 in China. A worldwide race starts to obtain the precious serum as fast as possible.
This is the beginning of Vaccine Diplomacy. A story not just of public health but also of opportunity…
To understand the state of global geopolitical play in the context of the current health crisis, we need to appreciate that we are dealing with a question that is paradoxical, and rarely posited: the necessity, mostly underestimated, for a global approach to the pandemic. The film takes a point of view that is both realistic and ethical: with the current crisis, the geopolitical confrontations will continue, but it is clear that the identified needs of humankind cannot accept the standard commercial procedures and the classic geopolitical motivations.
The investigation will thus focus on the COVAX system, its donors (the US and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), the health and political authorities in the US, the EU, and in Russia. We will also film in Serbia and San Marino, to better understand, on the ground, how new international relations are formed.