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What are the best public health documentaries to watch next after Pandemic?

As bad as it sounds, we're in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak now referred to as COVID-19. As news on the epidemic garners even more global attention, Netflix decided to release a very timely documentary. "Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak" provides perspective on the flu outbreaks throughout history. Aside from that, it also discusses the risk that comes with another flu pandemic. Now, the coronavirus isn't technically a flu virus but there are many similarities. Given the nature of the viral outbreak, many people are looking for other movies about health. There are a lot of public health documentaries that explore these topics and they've been around since the dawn of films. The very first long-form documentary was released in 1922 which was titled "Nanook of the North." Afterward, other films that focused on important facts rather than make-believe stories began to surface. The documentary film genre remains a favorite for people who are interested in learning something new. Pandemic is an excellent example of this. If you loved watching Pandemic, then you're going to love this! We've come up with a list of the best medical documentaries that you can watch. Check out this list and see it for yourself!

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  1. 1And the Band Played On

    20

    "And the Band Played On" is an American television film docudrama released during 1993. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, it's based on the best-selling 1987 non-fiction book titled "And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic."

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  1. 2Hero with a Thousand Faces

    11

    "Hero with a Thousand Faces" is a documentary directed by Joel N. Clark. It sheds light on the unsung heroes in Sierra Leone who were on the front lines fighting to eradicate one of the deadliest epidemics in history - the Ebola Virus.

  2. 3The Final Inch

    9

    "The Final Inch" is a short documentary directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky that centers on health workers on the frontline of the fight to eradicate polio. The film received a nomination for Best Documentary at the 81st Academy Awards.

  1. 4Between Life and Death

    2

    "Between Life and Death" is a documentary directed by Nick Holt that follows doctors who had the ability to interrupt and even reverse the process of death. It won a BAFTA and an RTS Television Award for Best Single Documentary in 2011.

  2. 5Fire in the Blood

    1

    "Fire in the Blood" is a documentary that focuses on the fight against pharmaceutical companies that block access to low-cost AIDS drugs after 1996. It was written, directed, and produced by Dylan Mohan Gray and was released on January 23, 2013.

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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1And the Band Played OnMovies 20 Paid
2Hero with a Thousand FacesMovies 11 Free
3The Final InchMovies 9 Paid
4Between Life and DeathMovies 2 Free
5Fire in the BloodMovies 1 Paid
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