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China 2020 Documentary cor 115 min.
On December 31, 2019, the first novel coronavirus case was confirmed in Wuhan. Chinese officials repeatedly denied that human-to-human transmission was possible, concealed the number of diagnosed patients, and punished medical staff for disclosing information about the epidemic. On January 23, 2020, Wuhan was placed under a city-wide lockdown. Covid-19 has become a global pandemic. Coronation examines the political spectrum of Chinese state control from the first to the last day of the Wuhan lockdown. The film records the state’s brutally efficient, militarized response to control the virus. Sprawling emergency field hospitals were erected in a matter of days, 40,000 medical workers were bused in from all over China, and the city’s residents were sealed into their homes. Ai Weiwei directed, produced, and completed post-production remotely in Europe. The filming was done by ordinary citizens living in Wuhan.

China documentary social portrait coronavirus health pandemic


Ai Weiwei


Chen Bing, Da Xie, Guo Ke, Huang Kankan, Li Wen, Peng Liming, Rachel, Shu Dizhan, Tong Hao, Tsering Woeser, Wang Kunpeng Yu Wei, Zhang Sanfeng, Zhang Wenwu


Wang Fen


Hundunzhe Studio, Ling Ling, Punkgod


Ai Weiwei

produzido por

AWW Germany, Fart Foundation