Coronation (2020)

Sobre o filme

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.

Título original: Coronation

Ano: 2020

Classificação: 12

Duração: 115 min.

Gênero: Documentary

País: China

Tags: China, documentary, social portrait, coronavirus, health, pandemic

Cor: cor

Direção: Ai Weiwei

Fotografia: 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

Montagem: Wang Fen

Produtor: Ai Weiwei

Produção: AWW Germany, Fart Foundation

Música: Hundunzhe Studio, Ling Ling, Punkgod