COVID-19 Doc ‘Wuhan! Wuhan!’ In The Works
From Oscar-Winning Producer Donna Gigliotti, Donnie Yen & Starlight Media
A COVID documentary offers a uniquely comprehensive insigiht into Wuhan City, following the desparate citizens interwoven through the epicentre of the outbreak.
Characters who emerge through the web of factual narrative include: a volunteer driver who gives free rides to medical workers; a barber who volunteers to serve medical workers for free; a video blogger who delivers medicine to patients; a psychotherapist who provides counselling to coronavirus patients; a medical waste disposal supervisor; and doctors who dash between emergency rooms.
Donna Gigliotti, Donnie Yen on Board ‘Wuhan! Wuhan!’ Coronavirus Documentary
Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen is set as executive producer of cinema-verite style documentary “Wuhan! Wuhan!” which chronicles a day-and-a-half in the life of the Chinese city where the earliest proven cases of COVID-19 were found.
The film is produced by Donna Gigliotti (“Hidden Figures,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) alongside Peter Luo of financier Starlight Media, and Huan Li (“Road of Millennium Bodhi,” “Changing China”).
It is co-directed by renowned Chinese documentary director Gong Cheng (“A Bite of China,” “Voice of the Earth”) and award-winning documentary director Yung Chang (“Up the Yangtze,” “China Heavyweight”). They deployed a team of 30 to film along volunteers, medical workers and patients.