January 28, 2022
“IN THE SAME BREATH” Screening + Discussion
February 11, 2022
In the Same Breath recounts the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus from the earliest days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States. Directed with a deeply personal approach by award-winning filmmaker Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation), who was born in China and now lives in the United States, the film explores the parallel campaigns of misinformation waged by leadership and the devastating impact on citizens of both countries. With emotional first-hand accounts and startling, on-the-ground footage, In the Same Breath weaves a revelatory picture of cover-ups and misinformation, while also highlighting the strength and resilience of the healthcare workers, activists and family members who risked everything to communicate the truth.
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Nanfu Wang and Zhen Zhang (Cinema Studies). Moderated by Marcia Rock (Director, News & Documentary, Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism).
Co-sponsors: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Asian Film & Media Initiative, Cinema Studies