Set in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, this raw and intimate documentary captures the struggles and human resilience in the battle to survive the pandemic in Wuhan, China.
For Your Consideration
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Hao Wu, Produced By
Jean Tsien, Produced By
Weixi Chen, Directed By
Anonymous, Directed By
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
Bryn Mooser, Executive Producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous, Executive Producer
Naja Pham Lockwood, Executive Producer
Jamie Chen, Executive Producer
Roberto Grande, Executive Producer
Kathryn Everett, Co-Executive Producer
Mimi Pham, Co-Executive Producer
David Magdael, Co-Executive Producer
Donald Young, Co-Executive Producer
Xin Liu, Co-Producer
OUTSTANDING DIRECTION FOR A DOCUMENTARY / NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (Single or multi-camera)
“VITAL. A first draft of history that’s still being written”
– The Atlantic
– The Washington Post
“One of the best documentaries of the year”
Hao Wu’s documentary films have received funding support from The Ford Foundation JustFilms, ITVS, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, NYSCA and international broadcasters. His previous feature documentary, People’s Republic of Desire, about China’s live-streaming phenomenon, won the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 SXSW festival, among many other awards. It has screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide and broadcasted nationally on PBS Independent Lens. The New York Times calls the film “hypercharged,” while The Los Angeles Times says it’s “invariably surprising and never less than compelling.” His latest short, All in My Family, is a Netflix Original Documentary and launched globally in May 2019. Born and raised in China, Wu now travels between the US and China. From 2008-2011, he was a fellow at New America, a D.C.-based think tank. His writing has appeared on Time.com, Slate.com, Marketplace Radio, Strait Times, China Newsweek, and China Daily. He is a member of the Documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Chen is a video reporter for Esquire China. His documentary shorts have been supported by Tencent News and First Documentary Lab, and have won awards at Hong Kong International Documentary Festival and Caixin Media Awards.
Jean Tsien has been working in documentary films for 35 years as an editor, producer, and consultant. Her editing credits include the 2001 Academy Award nominee, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, three Peabody Award-winning films, and the 2020 Primetime EMMY winner for Best Documentary The Apollo. Recently she executive-produced the landmark five-part PBS series Asian Americans, and consulted on the 2020 Academy Award winner American Factory. Tsien received the Art of Editing Mentorship Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 DOC NYC.