Anna Fitch is an Emmy award-winning director. Her natural history and science documentaries have aired on the National Geographic Channel, Channel 4 UK, and PBS. Awards, nominations and festivals include: BugWorld: War of Two Worlds (2003), Emmy Award in Best Documentary Directing, Delegates Choice Award – Wildscreen, and Best Science and Natural History Program finalist – Banff Television Festival. She co-directed the feature documentary the Genius of Marian (2013), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in September 2014. The film also received support from the Sundance Documentary Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tribeca Film Institute, Impact Partners, LEF, Britdoc, the Catapult Film Fund and The Fledgling Fund. Her narrative short, The Burning Wigs of Sedition (2010), was in competition at many festivals including the Seattle International Film Festival, SFFS’s Cinema by the Bay, Revelation Film Festival Perth and Rooftop Films NYC. It also won the Best of Festival prize at the Black Maria Film Festival the Audience Award at SF IndieFest.
Survivors offers a unique window into a region that survived the most widespread outbreak of the virus, 21 months long, 28,000 people infected, only half of whom survived.