In the Same Breath
IMDb rating: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96%Watch full movie now
Winner of the Festival Favourites Audience Award at SXSW 2021, the HBO feature documentary In The Same Breath illustrates the devastating toll from widespread misinformation in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Directed by four-time Emmy nominee and 2020 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation), who was born in China and now lives in the United States, the film explores the early confusion and parallel campaigns by authorities to try to contain the virus as well as shape the public narrative through misinformation, resulting in a devastating impact on citizens of both countries.
In The Same Breath has a 96% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus says, “Gripping and clear-eyed, In the Same Breath captures history as it’s being written – and governmental failures as they amplify worldwide tragedy.”