85 Min - Documentario - 2017


Quando si tratta della nostra salute, sono poche le istituzioni di riferimento competenti, ma anche indipendenti. Vogliamo poter contare sui medici, ovviamente, oltre che sugli ufficiali sanitari. Loro, a loro volta, fanno riferimento all’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità (World Health Organisation - WHO). E se la fiducia in questa istituzione, da parte di miliardi di persone nel mondo, fosse mal riposta?


Un’indagine molto personale svela la storia di come la WHO sia stata infiltrata e influenzata dall’industria e di come gli Stati membri facciano un cattivo uso dell’organo dell’ONU per i loro interessi economici nazionali. Che si tratti dello scandalo del tabacco, della peste suina o di Fukushima, WHO gioca sempre un ruolo inquietante. Non ha né fondi, né potere e nemmeno trasparenza. Le sue decisioni finiscono solo per aiutare le case farmaceutiche e l’industria dell’energia nucleare più che le vittime. WHO era stata creata per vigilare sulla salute mondiale, ma è diventata il giocattolo nelle mani di interessi privati.


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Official page : trustWHO

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“This documentary depicts a deep crisis of the WHO, which is on the verge of becoming a health risk due to private interests as well as a lack of funding and transparency.” Süddeutsche

“”Trust Who” is a brave solo mission.” (Kino Kino, BR)

“What Lilian Franck uncovered through research and interviews with journalists, activists and whistleblowers is both terrifying and worth watching!.” Tip Berlin

“… The wide range of questions with which Lilian Franck confronts critics and WHO officials during an extensive filming process makes for a highly convincing documentary. In the end, it poses the important question as to whether the WHO – with 70% of its budget financed by non-governmental sources like industry – is still able to fulfill its duties.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

“Lilian Franck’s documentary critically examines how the work of the World Health Organization WHO is influenced by its various financial backers and partnerships to the detriment of the general public. The filmmaker persistently confronts her high-ranking interview partners from the Geneva authorities with allegations made against the WHO with regards to the tobacco industry, pandemic alerts during the swine flu and the assessment of health consequences of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters.”

“The World Health Organization protects us in the best possible way by alerting the public, taking precautions and recommending the appropriate actions! If only… The WHO’s authorities have long been infiltrated by industry and corruption. They downplay catastrophes or exaggerate pandemics – however politics and the pharmaceutical lobby see fit. Director Lilian Franck is outraged by this, so she does her research.“

“Franck’s conclusions are sobering and a cry out for a restructuring of the institution that is now largely supported by NGOs and foundations. The facts she presents are crushing. The personal approach emotionalises the complex topic. “

“The topic of ´trustWHO´ is important. Lilian Franck’s documentary gloomily depicts how the World Health Organization WHO, founded 70 years ago with the aim of achieving the best possible level of health for all people, is now dominated by lobbyists of the nuclear, tobacco or pharmaceutical industries. Lilian Franck gets through to the very heart of the matter by confronting her interview partners by means of ruthless, tenacious and persistent questioning, refusing to be turned down or thrown off by empty phrases.“ Deutschlandfunk Corso

“Lilian Franck’s documentary film “trust WHO ” is a comprehensive portrait of the World Health Organization WHO. Through extensive discussions with WHO authorities and critics alike, she provides a deep insight into the structures of the organization. This shows how commercial enterprises are increasingly enforcing their interests within the WHO, endangering or even taking lives on one hand, and affecting many other public organizations on the other.”

“Lilian Franck believes that the WHO should speak more openly about such problems. Because their work ultimately extends to our everyday lives, affecting many factors from medication and vaccinations to health promotion.” (; there I was quoted as a” WHO expert “)

  • Autore/Autori

    Lilian Franck
    Robert Cibis
    Anja Neraal
  • Regia

    Lilian Franck
    Thomas Schlottmann (Japan)
  • Produttore/Produttori

    Robert Cibis
    Lilian Franck
    Arash T. Riahi
    Karin C. Berger
  • Fotografia

    Joanna Piechotta
    Thomas Schlottmann DP
    Francesco Garbo
    Börres Weiffenbach
    Philipp Künzli
    Robert Cibis
  • Suono

    Matthias Petsche (Music)
  • Editor di film

    Anja Neraal