A new and largely fatal disease is emerging in Asia. It has already brought devastation to many families. Experts predict it could be the start of the next worldwide pandemic. In four out of five cases, bird flu, or Avian Flu, is fatal. The worst hit country is Indonesia where we met Suci a young girl whose mother died of bird flu. In 2006, like every year, her family gathered to celebrate the Muslim holy day of Eid-ul-Adhia, and while preparing a chicken for the family meal, Suci’s mother contracted avian flu. Within days she was dead. We follow Suci and her family as they attempt to rebuild their lives, and follow their struggle to cope when her brother Arif also catches the disease.
Part of a 28 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.