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Much of the suffering wrought by COVID-19 has played out where we cannot see: in closed hospital units.
With unprecedented access, award-winning filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli goes inside a hospital during the coronavirus crisis in northern Italy, capturing an unforgettable look at the harrowing, heroic fight doctors and nurses are waging against the disease.
“We have few weapons. The virus has them all,” says Dr. Francesca Mangiatordi, a senior ER doctor at Cremona Hospital. “But with the few we have, we are trying to resist and fight back.” Achilli’s camera follows Mangiatordi, her staff and the patients they’re treating, creating an intimate and profound portrait of those at the front lines of a global pandemic.
Inside Italy's COVID War
FRONTLINE goes inside a hospital battling the coronavirus crisis in northern Italy, as doctors are forced to make life and death decisions
New Documentary Takes An Intimate Look Inside Italy’s COVID War
'When you understand something, you are less afraid of it,' says director Sasha Joelle Achilli