‘Totally Under Control’: Oscar-Winning Filmmaker’s Secret Movie About Coronavirus Pandemic Will Be Released This Month
A brand new documentary is being released this month and it will take a look at how President Trump handled the coronavirus pandemic.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, who won the Best Documentary Feature award for his 2007 movie Taxi to the Dark Side, teamed up with Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger to make the film Totally Under Control.
The movie is going to be released on demand on October 13 and on Hulu on October 20.
Here is the synopsis: “On January 20th, 2020 the US and South Korea both discovered their first cases of COVID-19. However, 9 months later, the novel Coronavirus has claimed the lives of over 200,000 Americans and caused staggering economic damage, while in South Korea, there were no significant lockdowns and, in an urbanized population of 51 million, only 344 lives have been lost. Where did we go wrong? As the presidential election nears, Americans are increasingly enraged by a lack of clear leadership, endemic political corruption and left to wonder how did the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world manage to fail so thoroughly in its response to a global pandemic?”
The synopsis continues, “Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, directing with Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, interrogates this question and its devastating implications in Totally Under Control. With damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, Gibney exposes a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership. It will be a generation before we know the full extent of the damage wrought by this pandemic, but Totally Under Control will stand as the definitive account of the Trump administration’s incompetence, corruption and denial in the face of this global pandemic.”
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