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Recorded conversation 04 April, 17:00

Tê­te-à-tê­te: Hao Wu & Na­ta­li­ya Gu­me­nyuk

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On 23 January 2020, China closed off Wuhan to fight an outbreak of a new COVID-19 epidemic. The first coronavirus lockdown in the world lasted 76 days. Finding themselves in a closed metropolis, the cameras of Hao Wu, Weixi Chen, and an anonymous cameraman dived into the atmosphere of city hospitals where the struggle for numerous lives was underway. 

 

Hao Wu, the director of 76 Days, and Natalia Humeniuk, journalist and the founder of the Social Interest Journalism Lab, will talk about filming on the front lines of a crisis, about the stories of people in the epicentre of the pandemic, about human resilience and sacrifice. 


The event is supported by the US Embassy in Ukraine

Participants

Natalia Huneniuk

Natalia Huneniuk

Ukrainian journalist and founder of the Public Interest Research Lab

А special reporter for Hromadske TV, and from 2015 until 2019 she was head of its NGO. She is also editor of the Beyond East and West research project run by Hromadske and the LSE. She specialises in international politics and conflicts. As a reporter, she has worked in more than 60 countries around the world. Author of the books The Lost Island: Reports from Occupied Crimea (2020) and Maydan Tahrir. In Search of the Lost Revolution (2015) about the events of the Arab Spring.

Hao Wu

Hao Wu

film director

Hao is a Chinese-American filmmaker. His previous feature documentary, People’s Republic of Desire, has screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide and won the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 SXSW festival, among many other awards.

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Tête-à-tête

The Tête-à-tête programme is a series of intimate conversations between documentarians about their work and the world of documentary cinema.