“The Fever” shows Africa’s fight against malaria without letting multinational pharmaceutical companies speak. German television is upset, SRF announced the project.
A producer describes his director as an “injured narcissist.” A documentary with a budget of 1.3 million francs, which was not officially shown in cinemas. SRF, which wants “fair documentaries” and withdraws from the project. Petition against “nonsense”. And Jean Ziegler, who says, “The movie is gritty.”
What’s wrong with “fever”?
The documentary by Austrian director Katharina Weingartner was funded by Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and premiered online on April 25 on World Malaria Day. Views: 11’000. Now the director would like to send her film on a tour of countries at high risk of contracting malaria, but the Uganda Media Authority has banned the film. There will be two shows this weekend in Basel and Zurich.