Disney has announced that the new National Geographic documentary “The First Wave” will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sunday 5th December 2021. It will also be coming to Hulu in the United States on the same date.
In March 2020, COVID-19 was spreading rapidly through the West. Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, A Private War) follows emergency medical responders in New York City, risking their lives on the front-line as they confront the devastation wreaked during those first four months. Nurses hear endless pleas from patients who can’t breathe – words that would soon become synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement following George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the police. While huge protests are mobilised to counter systemic racism, in hospital wards the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black and Hispanic communities is palpable. Health centres are overwhelmed and staff are exhausted and heartbroken.
This is a searing and intimate portrait of the nurses and doctors caught in the eye of a storm and working with a heroic and inspirational commitment to care.
Check out the trailer below:
The film is getting a limited theatrical release from November 19th 2021.
Are you looking forward to watching “The First Wave”?
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