- Reviewed from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Spanning China to America, Nanfu Wang explores the Covid-19 pandemic from its muted emergence to misinformation and the traumatic destruction left in its wake.
Wang’s sharp journalistic storytelling launches from her own personal experience of Wuhan’s lockdown into a tapestry of news reports, interviews with healthcare workers and bereaved family members, and footage fed back to her by camera-people inside Wuhan’s hospitals.
The perception of how things appear to be collides with how they really are in this devastating portrait of a virus that continues to roar out of control because of lying, megalomaniacal global leaders.
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