Unfolding at the height of the pandemic, Wuhan Wuhan offers unprecedented access into the peak of the pandemic lockdown and focuses on the human side of the mysterious virus. Comprising five compelling stories Wuhan Wuhan follows a soft-hearted ER doctor and an unflappable ICU nurse; a volunteer psychologist at a temporary hospital; a tenacious mother and son navigating the byzantine PRC healthcare system; and a volunteer driver for medical workers and his pregnant wife. In a time when the world needs greater cross-cultural understanding, Wuhan Wuhan depicts a city joining together to overcome a crisis.
Directed by Yung Chang
Producted by Donna Gigliotti, Peter Luo, and Diane Quon
About the filmmaker: Yung Chang is the director of Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight, and The Fruit Hunters. He is currently completing a screenplay for his first dramatic feature, Eggplant, which was selected in 2015 to participate in the prestigious Sundance Labs. Chang’s films have premiered at festivals like Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and IDFA and have played theatrically in cinemas around the world. In 2013, China Heavyweight became the most widely screened social-issue documentary in Chinese history with an official release in 200 Mainland Chinese cinemas. His films have been critically-acclaimed, receiving awards in Paris, Milan, Vancouver, San Francisco, the Canadian Genie, Taiwan Golden Horse, Cinema Eye Honors, among others and have been nominated at Sundance, the Independent Spirit Awards and the Emmys.