The director, Joonas Berghäll, who suffers from chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, seeks a cure to his illness and answers to why efforts aren’t made to stop the global Lyme disease epidemic. Joonas meets numerous patients, doctors, researchers and experts around the world in search for an answer to the core question: The patients are real, the symptoms are real, the illness and the bacterias that cause it are real. Why is the illness not taken seriously? Why are there hundreds of millions of people suffering?
Joonas Berghäll is one of the most internationally acclaimed Finnish directors. His documentary feature Steam of Life (2010) was nominated for the European Film Award and selected as Finland’s bid for the Oscars. Steam of Life and Mother’s Wish (2015) focused on social issues through a personal point of view. His latest works as a producer are Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest (Berlinale) and Entrepreneur (IDFA).