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76 Days 2020

Recommended with Reservations

Distributed by Grasshopper Film, 12 East 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Produced by Hao Wu and Jean Tsien
Directed by Hao Wu and Weixi Chen
Streaming, 93 mins



High School - General Adult
China; COVID-19; Health Care Facilities

Date Entered: 05/25/2022

Reviewed by Bradley Long, Embedded Health Sciences Librarian, Pennsylvania State University

This a frontline documentary of the first 76 days of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is filmed at four hospitals in Wuhan, China during the lockdown (January 23 - April 8, 2020). Several healthcare workers and patients are shadowed by the film crew. No formal interviews are included within the film. English subtitles are included, interpreting the Wuhan dialect. The film serves well as a primary resource for documenting the early response of the pandemic's ground zero city. However, it has limited value for classroom viewing. Some viewers may also experience a strong emotional response.

Awards:
2020 Peabody Award, 2021 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award; Winner, Audience Award for Best Documentary, AFI Fest

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