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Wuhan Wuhan: An exploration of the universality of the pandemic experience.

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Wuhan, China was the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but when the city went on a lockdown, it was nearly impossible to get a clear sense of what was happening. Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) teams up with a group of intrepid videographers to capture life at the epicenter, including portraits of a couple expecting a baby, quarantined families in a byzantine shelter, medical workers, and a psychologist. In a time when the world needs greater cross-cultural understanding, Wuhan Wuhan is an invaluable depiction of a metropolis joining together to overcome a crisis.

Wuhan Wuhan is a testament to the universality of our collective pandemic experience.

An SDFF exclusive Q+A between director Yung Chang and SDFF co-director and lead programmer Jean McGlothlin is available now. Watch it here!

SDFF 2021 Jury Award Nominee - Best Feature!*

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    95 mins
  • Language
    Chinese w/ English subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Yung Chang
  • Producer
    Donna Giglliotti, Peter Lui, Diane Quon, Kartequin Films
  • Executive Producer
    Donnie Yen, Cheng Yang, Yuki Zhang
  • Co-Producer
    Nancy Xu, Juefang Jennifer Zhang
  • Filmmaker
    Kathy Susca
  • Editor
    Evita Yuepa Zhou, Zimo Huang, Emily Zhai (assoc. editor), Dora Siyi Wu (assoc. editor)
  • Animator
    Alex Kurina
  • Music