David France / United States / 2022 / 106 min

Acclaimed filmmaker David France documents the incredible story of the world’s biggest health science project: the rollout of the corona vaccine. A story we have only just begun to learn from.

From the scientists in the lab to the prick in your shoulder. The rollout of the corona vaccine is a triumphant story for science – and a failure for politics. For while the Western world has already got the booster shot, the Global South is lagging behind, with corona still a critical societal problem. The corona vaccine has become a new source of inequality, and in ‘How to Survive a Pandemic’, David France unravels the incredible story with unprecedented access to the US side in particular by the scientists and policy makers behind the biggest health science project in human history. A history that we are only just beginning to learn from for the future.