A frontline medical worker looks out a window at a Wuhan hospital during the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 in 2020 in this still from the documentary Wuhan Wuhan. A frontline medical worker looks out a window at a Wuhan hospital during the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 in 2020 in this still from the documentary Wuhan Wuhan.
A frontline medical worker looks out a window at a Wuhan hospital during the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 in 2020 in this still from the documentary Wuhan Wuhan.

The coronavirus films showing people in Wuhan at its darkest hour, and the human side of China’s fight against the pandemic

  • Fly-on-the-wall documentaries Wuhan Wuhan and 76 Days were both produced outside China from raw footage captured by local videographers
  • They are a far cry from domestically made films that uniformly portray China’s coronavirus battle as a victory for its medical personnel’s resilience

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
A frontline medical worker looks out a window at a Wuhan hospital during the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 in 2020 in this still from the documentary Wuhan Wuhan. A frontline medical worker looks out a window at a Wuhan hospital during the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 in 2020 in this still from the documentary Wuhan Wuhan.
A frontline medical worker looks out a window at a Wuhan hospital during the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 in 2020 in this still from the documentary Wuhan Wuhan.
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