The History Channel has announced the premiere of its highly-anticipated local original production, COVID vs The World, a docufilm airing throughout Southeast Asia on Jan. 11 at 9.55 p.m. SGT and will also be aired in Korea on Jan. 26 and Japan on Feb. 14.
This 60-minute feature-length documentary film is directed by Chris Humphrey, executive producer of Emmy award-winning docu-drama, Scars of Nanking. Viewers of the documentary will get an insight into the COVID-19 from the point of view of the virus itself, and the scientists grappling to understand and get in front of the virus during a global pandemic.
The documentary delves into how scientists, doctors, and other experts across Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea, and the U.K. worked tirelessly around the clock to combat the micro-pathogen, and the concerns and opinions of public and political figures.
COVID vs The World also shows how the disease has affected people on the frontline, through survivor and healthcare professionals' personal testimonies.
“One year on from the discovery of the virus that changed the world, A+E Networks Asia is truly proud to present an insightful documentary on the topic from the point of view of the scientists. COVID vs The World is a show created in their voice,” said Saugato Banerjee, Managing Director, A+E Networks APAC.
“Our production team across Singapore, Tokyo, and Seoul worked tirelessly to film, edit and produce this incredibly emotive documentary during a global pandemic. We are proud to share this film with our audience in Southeast Asia coinciding with the rollout of a vaccine that the scientific community has developed in a record amount of time,” Banerjee added.
2020 will forever be remembered as the year that COVID took on the world. It may not be the deadliest virus, but it has caused enough sickness to overwhelm the world’s hospital systems and force countries into lockdown.
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