Totally Under Control

Available for 48hrs from 30th Oct., 7pm
Dir: Alex Gibney
United States / 2020 / 123mins


Date: Fri 30 Oct 2020 - Sun 1 Nov 2020
Price: £5
There are currently no screenings of this film.

From Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, this brand new documentary is a searing indictment of Donald Trump's failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretly filmed over five months, with damning testimony from a series of public health officials and whistle blowers, Gibney exposes a catalog of incompetence from the earliest days of the pandemic.The fascinating range of interviews telling all to Gibney include Max Kennedy Jr, grandson of Bobby. He was one of a group of 20-something volunteers recruited by Jared Kushner to source PPE, with no contacts, training or authority to actually buy anything, in an omnishambles typical of the federal response. 

Whilst the US floundered in setting up a functioning testing system, South Korea, which had its first positive patient the same day, was forensic in its track and tracing. It effectively shut down the virus, leading to a vast disparity in deaths between the two countries. In the current climate, where the virus continues its deadly march, this is an important look at the vital role of leadership in public health - and the terrible consequences which result from a dereliction of duty.

Availiable for 48hrs from Friday 30th October 7pm.