Through The Lens: ‘76 Days’

Jan 14, 2021

In January 2020, the majority of the world was unaware that a health crisis had hit Wuhan, China. Medical professionals and patients there quickly found themselves in a desperate situation, while their government worked to keep the story from spreading.

The documentary 76 Days takes viewers into the heart of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, recording the struggles and humanity of those on the frontlines. Shot at four Wuhan hospitals starting in February 2020, 76 Days captured a rapidly unfolding situation, focusing not on the politics of the crisis but on the intimate moments of the people living it in real time. We’ll talk with director Hao Wu Friday at noon about the challenges of recording a pandemic at its epicenter and how he made a film from 7,500 miles away.

Please join us for our free online screening of 76 Days followed by a Q&A with director Hao Wu on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. MST. You can find the link to the screening at UtahFilmCenter.org.