Wuhan Wuhan

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Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, May 10 4:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, May 11 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, May 12 6:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 13 1:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 14 11:30 AM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 14 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, May 15 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 16 8:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, May 18 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, May 19 5:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:90
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:China
USA
Canada
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yung Chang

Description

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 (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight) 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.

Join director Yung Chang for a live Q&A following the Thursday, May 12, 6:00 P.M. screening.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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