A film by Gong Cheng & Yung Chang
Produced by Peter Luo, Donna Gigliotti, Diane Quon, Huan Li
Executive Produced by Donnie Yen
Narration by Constance Wu
World Premiere - DOC NYC 2020
International Premiere - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2020
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About the film WUHAN WUHAN
In the best tradition of cinema verité, WUHAN WUHAN captures the generosity and dignity of five people caught up in the first wave of the COVID-19 lockdown in the city where it all began. This insightful and moving film takes us beyond statistics and headlines to offer a human and ultimately hopeful view of everyday people dealing with an overwhelming extraordinary crisis. Their stories remind us that this deadly and dangerous virus knows no borders and that we are all living together under the same sky.
RUNTIME 95 minutes | YEAR 2020 | COUNTRY USA
About Director Yung Chang
YUNG CHANG (DIRECTOR) is the director of Up the Yangtze (2007), China Heavyweight (2012), and The Fruit Hunters (2012). 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 international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and IDFA and have played theatrically in cinemas around the world. Up the Yangtze was one of the top-grossing documentary releases in 2008. 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. Chang's films have been shown on international broadcasters including PBS, National Geographic, ARTE, ZDF, Channel 4, HBO, TMN, NHK, CBC, TV2, SBS and EBS. Chang is the recipient of the Don Haig Award, the Yolande and Pierre Perrault Award, and the Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada. In 2013, he was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
About Director Gong Cheng
GONG CHENG (DIRECTOR) graduated from the People's Liberation Army Academy of Art and began his directing career in 2003. In 2006, Gong independently completed China’s first documentary about hospice care Don't Cry (Bie Ku) and won the Best Documentary Director award at the Asian Youth Film Festival. In 2008, he served as the executive director of promotion for the video series of the Beijing Olympics. Since 2012, Gong has produced and/or directed many productions including the first episode of the first season of A Bite of China — The Gift of Nature; the micro film MINI Paceman Urban Travel; China’s first observational reality show Come on, Kid (Lai Ba, Hai Zi) for Shenzhen Satellite TV; the documentary film Into Tibet series; the seven-episode-documentary series Extreme Road for CCTV; the feature film Bravo Life (Sheng Huo Wan Sui); and the documentary series Voice of the Earth (Yuan Sheng Zhong Guo), which has been on the top of iQiyi's hits many times since its premiere in 2019. Gong also directed the feature film Changing China: Life is marvelous because of you, which won the 2019 China's Top 10 Most Influential Documentary and the Most Outstanding Documentary of 2019 at the China (Guangzhou) International Documentary Festival. In the same year, Gong directed the Cultural Travel documentary Be Your Way (Dan Cheng), which also aired on iQiyi. In 2020, Gong directed the untitled film commemorating the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone.
A film by Gong Cheng & Yung Chang