Covid vs The World premieres tonight!
We may have turned to another chapter of our lives this year, but the threat of Covid-19 is still with us. Unfortunately, it is not just spreading but also mutating. While many of us long to have a fresh start and forget the year that passed, we could not just simply ignore the pandemic and move on. So, if you need a refresher on what doomed 2020, here’s a documentary you must see.
Covid vs The World is a 60-minute feature-length documentary film, directed by Chris Humphrey, producer of Emmy award-winning docu-drama Scars of Nanking. The film sheds light on the questions about the global pandemic in the point of view of the virus itself, and the scientists grappling to understand and get in front of it.
The documentary goes into the lab and presents how scientists, doctors, and other experts across Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom worked tirelessly around the clock to combat the micro-pathogen. It also shows the concerns and opinions of public and political figures, and how the disease has affected people on the frontline, through survivor and healthcare professionals personal testimonies.
“One year on from the discovery of the virus that changed the world, A+E Networks Asia is truly proud to present an insightful documentary on the topic from the point of view of the scientists. Covid vs The World is a show created in their voice,” said Saugato Banerjee, managing director, A+E Networks APAC. “Our production team across Singapore, Tokyo, and Seoul worked tirelessly to film, edit, and produce this incredibly emotive documentary during a global pandemic. We are proud to share this film with our audience in Southeast Asia coinciding with the roll out of a vaccine that the scientific community has developed in a record amount of time.”
The highly-anticipated docufilm will air on The History Channel throughout Southeast Asia tonight at 9:55 p.m.