With exclusive access inside one of New York’s hardest hit hospital systems during the terrifying first four months of the pandemic, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning director Matthew Heineman’s THE FIRST WAVE spotlights the everyday heroes at the epicenter of COVID-19 as they come together to fight one of the greatest threats the world has ever encountered. Leaving a devastating trail of death and despair, this once-in-a-century pandemic changed the very fabric of our daily lives and exposed long-standing inequities in our society.
Employing his signature approach of character-driven cinema vérité, Heineman embeds with a group of doctors, nurses and patients on the frontlines as they all desperately try to navigate the crisis. With each distinct storyline serving as a microcosm
|Running Time:||95 min.|
|Subject(s):||Current Affairs, Ethnography, Health, Science, Society|
|Producer(s):||Matthew Heineman, Jenna Millman, Leslie Norville|
|Cinematographer:||Ross McDonnell, Thorsten Thielow, Brian Dawson, Matthew Heineman, Alex Pritz|
|Editor(s):||Francisco Bello, Matthew Heineman, Gabriel Rhodes, David Zieff|
|Production Company:||Our Time Projects|