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The Origins of AIDS

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Genres: History, Illnesses & Disabilities, Medicine, Science & Technology, Social History
  • Director:Peter Chappell, Catherine Peix


While AIDS may be one of the deadliest and most feared diseases of modern times, there is still a degree of scientific debate over the subject of just how the disease originated, and how the first cases spread. Peter Chappell and Catherine Peix, two filmmakers with a background in science, directed this documentary, which explores a controversial theory about the beginnings of the disease. In the 1950s, American and Belgian missionaries in the Belgian colonies of the Congo widely distributed polio...more