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On the Coronavirus Front Line: Inside Italy’s COVID War
May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Organized by FRONTLINE PBS
“On the Coronavirus Front Line”
Inside Italy’s COVID War
May 21, 2020
FRONTLINE invites you to join an important and compelling conversation with Dr. Mangiatordi, and Sasha Joelle Achilli as they discuss behind the scenes of Inside Italy’s COVID War. The program will feature film clips, and a conversation about the virus’ toll on the families of healthcare workers, an intimate look at critical COVID-19 patients, and the challenges and triumphs of hospital staff dedicated to serving them.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
**Dr. Francesca Mangiatordi is a Senior ER Physician at the Cremona Hospital in Northern Italy. During the country’s time at the epicenter of the COVID crisis, Dr. Mangiatordi and her staff served faithfully, enduring incredible challenges while providing critical care and hope.
**Sasha Joelle Achilli is an Emmy, BAFTA, and DuPont award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in international current affairs. During the last eight years she has investigated war crimes in Syria, and produced the critically acclaimed film Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram and Outbreak about the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
ZOOM EVENT INFORMATION:
- This a free virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom.
- You must RSVP in order to receive the Zoom link, which will be included in your email confirmation and sent via email on May 19th.
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Watch Inside Italy’s COVID War on FRONTLINE, May 19th (check local PBS listings). Watch the trailer here.