Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Jan 28 8:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Sundance Film Festival
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:95 minutes
Director:Nanfu Wang
Year Released:2021
Production Country:United States


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Acclaimed filmmaker Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation) navigates the origin and spread of COVID-19 from Wuhan to the United States through a lens both personal and geopolitical in scale. The result is a wrenching, wide-reaching documentary that contextualizes the trauma experienced by health-care workers and the families of loved ones lost. At the same time, the documentary probes President Xi Jingping's and President Donald Trump's eerily similar responses to the pandemic: both men spread disinformation and sowed mass confusion during the most critical moments of the pandemic.

By detailing scores of firsthand Chinese and American interviews, Wang methodically builds a devastating indictment of leadership's response to the pandemic, pointing to an unprecedented level of deception and ineptitude from the highest levels of government. The result is a tragedy born out of a rapid domino effect of cover-ups, mismanagement, and lies. Despite the infuriating revelations this film lays bare, its lasting power rests in the stories of individuals who risked everything for others - and for the truth.


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