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Netflix to debut documentary on global stories of COVID-19 pandemic response

Netflix is set to air the newest documentary film from director Orlando von Einsiedel, Convergence: Courage in a Crisis, later this fall. The documentary will premiere on Netflix on Oct. 12, and ...
September 9, 2021

Netflix is set to air the newest documentary film from director Orlando von Einsiedel, Convergence: Courage in a Crisis, later this fall.

The documentary will premiere on Netflix on Oct. 12, and is a collaboration between eight countries, covering nine separate stories. Von Einsiedel (The White Helmets, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone: If You’re a Girl) will co-direct the feature with Hassan Akkad (UK), Amber Fares (U.S.), Alexander “Lali” Houghton (Peru), Guillermo Galdos (Peru), Juhi Sharma (India), Lieven Corthouts (Belgium), Mauricio Montiero Filho (Brazil), Mohammad Reza Eyni (Iran), Sara Khaki (Iran) and Wenhua Lin (China).

Convergence covers everyday citizens, activists and volunteers around the world who responded to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stories include a Syrian refugee fighting the UK government to include hospital cleaners and porters in bereavement pay, to a doctor serving Miami’s homeless population. The pandemic unmasked deep-rooted flaws and inequities around the world, and Convergence aims to show a more unified narrative about common humanity and change emerging from this crisis.

Amy Hobby, Dan Cogan (Icarus) and Laura McNaught (The White Helmets) will produce the film along with von Einsiedel.

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