76 Days Screening and Discussion

Two people wearing yellow protective bodysuits and masks slouch on a bench in a hospital hallway.
Still image from 76 Days (2020, 93 min.)

Join us for an online screening of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary 76 Days (2020, 93 min), followed by a discussion with filmmaker Hao Wu.

On January 23, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, the film tells indelible human stories of healthcare workers and patients who struggle to survive the pandemic with resilience and dignity.

“A Riveting documentary…[an]astonishingly candid and deeply wrenching portrait of death, suffering and compassion"—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

“The first essential COVID-19 doc […]76 days didn’t even need to be as good as it is: that it’s so artfully and elegantly observed, and packs such a candid wallop of feeling, atop its frontline urgency is testament to the grace and sensitivity of its directorial team, not just their timely savvy”—Guy Lodge, Variety.

Register to watch the film for free and join the conversation. Upon registration, you will be able to view the film from Sunday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 2. Your registration will also grant you access to the conversation with filmmaker Hao Wu via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2, at 8:45 PM.

This screening is held in conjunction with the Asian Studies/Documentary Studies course 251C-001: the Pandemic Bardo, and is cosponsored by MDOCS, the Asian Studies Department, and the Tang.

76 Days Trailer
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