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Anthony Fauci Documentary
“Fauci” Dr. Anthony Fauci during an interview at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. (National Geographic/Visko Hatfield)

Disney+ released the new official trailer for “Fauci,” the new documentary on the nation’s top infectious disease expert and dedicated public servant Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D. premiering on Disney+ this Wednesday, October 6.

Directed by Emmy winners John Hoffman and Janet Tobias, Fauci delivers a rare glimpse into the long-standing professional career and personal life of the ultimate public servant, who after a lifetime of service faced his biggest test: a pandemic whose ferocity is unmatched in modern history.

With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and integrity, Dr. Anthony Fauci became a cultural icon during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that has come at a cost as he has also faced attacks from adversaries in a nation increasingly divided by political party lines — with science increasingly caught in the crosshairs.

A world-renowned infectious disease specialist and the longest-serving public health leader in Washington, D.C., who has served under seven presidents, Dr. Fauci has overseen the U.S. response to 40 years’ worth of outbreaks, including HIV/AIDS, SARS and Ebola. Crafted around unprecedented access to Dr. Fauci, National Geographic Documentary Films’ “Fauci” is a revealing and intimate portrait of the man mostly known only from appearances on the news.

The film features insights from former President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, former national security advisor Susan Rice, National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden, journalists Laurie Garrett and The New York Times’ Apoorva Mandavilli, and key AIDS activists, among others. Dr. Fauci’s family, friends and former patients also provide more personal commentary about the man, his personality, and what makes him who he is.

Watch the official trailer for Fauci.

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