2 x 60 mins
Ripple Effect is a two-part documentary series that puts into context the biggest, most costly, most unknown threat anyone alive today has ever faced. Shot around the globe with some of the world’s foremost experts, along with stories of survival and resilience, Ripple Effect captures the collective struggle of the world’s nearly 8 billion people.
The series was produced for German public broadcaster ZDF and the pan-African powerhouse M-Net, along with Alhurra. It is distributed by Cactus Tree Entertainment. More episodes are planned.
The First Wave
2020 is the year everything changed. Life ceased as we knew it. The planes stopped flying, people stopped working and most stopped going out. The world plunged into a new reality. Headlines screamed death, economic destruction and social upheaval. What started in Wuhan cascaded across the globe, and like a stone tossed into the ocean, created a ripple effect that we can only now begin to understand.
Race For The Cure
As the COVID-19 Pandemic crisscrossed the globe, science moved with unprecedented speed. A combination of vaccines and treatments mean that we will get through this pandemic, but it won’t be fast, it won’t be easy and it won’t be even, as some people will have a much harder time than others. As the world races for a cure, it’s time to also heal as that’s the only way that we move on. Because like a wave flowing across the globe, we are all part of the ripple effect.