Wuhan Wuhan

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Asian Cultures & Issues
Health & the Pandemic
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yung Chang
Producer(s):Peter Luo
Donna Gigliotti
Diane Quon
Executive Producer(s):Donnie Yen
Editor(s):Zimo Huang
Evita Yuepu Zhou


The world got a glimpse of the future when China's Hubei province went into lockdown and the COVID-19 virus began its global spread. Award-winning director Yung Chang gained incredible access to frontline healthcare workers in Wuhan during the intense first wave in February 2020, as field hospitals and staff were pushed to their limits to prevent further infection and care for those in quarantine. From a couple expecting their first child and their search for a crib to nursing staff receiving haircuts, what would have been mundane tasks take on monumental meaning. As one radiologist presciently observes, "Ordinary people suffer the most in disasters like this." The virus remains invisible, but evidence of its impact is everywhere. Insufficient PPE and mounting casualties create dire circumstances for those confronting the pandemic face to masked face, yet a sense of hope drives each of the subjects, despite not knowing what the future may hold. Alexander Rogalski

Special Presentations program sponsored by
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 With support from
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 Wuhan Wuhan and its Q&A are presented with support from the U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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