Courage in a Crisis is a moving Netflix documentary about ordinary people’s bravery and compassion during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The two-hour documentary is not your average COVID-19 film.
Courage in a Crisis, on the other hand, focuses light on the surprising COVID heroes from around the world while also highlighting socioeconomic injustice and health care disparity that was worsened by the outbreak.
The people are at the core of Convergence: Courage in a Crisis. Over the course of two hours, the film manages to capture the remarkable individual experiences of nine regular individuals, the bulk of whom voluntarily placed themselves on the frontlines, assisting in the fight against the fast-spreading pandemic.
Dr. Armen Henderson, for example, is a Miami-based doctor who, in addition to combating COVID in hospitals, travels to the streets to fight social injustice and assist Miami’s homeless. Wenhua Lin, a teenage Chinese YouTuber, is also featured.
He became a member of the city’s first volunteer medic team, driving Wuhan’s health care professionals to and from work and delivering medications.
Dr. Rosa Luz López worked diligently in Lima, Peru, to ensure that her little patient Aldair survived COVID, while Renata Alves in the Paraisópolis favela in So Paulo volunteered to be an ambulance GPS navigator.
Convergence: Courage in a Crisis also includes interviews with WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (based in Geneva), who asserts emphatically that “there is no vaccination for mistaken nationalism” while condemning nations’ disjointed approach to the epidemic.
Professor Sarah Gilbert, an Oxford vaccinologist who co-developed the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, also appears to explain the vaccine’s efficacy and the research process.
Hassan Akkad, co-director of Courage in a Crisis, also appears in the film. During the year 2020, he filmed his employment as a cleaner at a local hospital, allowing viewers to see the inside of a COVID-19 ward.
Convergence amid a Crisis is very remarkable. Convergence was shot in ten different places across the world by ten separate crews, including the United Kingdom, Peru, India, the United States, Iran, and Brazil.
At the start of the epidemic, director Orlando von Einsiedel issued a call to filmmakers all around the world, urging them to record the unique stories that were unfolding in their communities directly in front of their eyes.
Mauricio Monteiro Filho in Brazil, Akkad in the United Kingdom, Amber Fares in the United States, Juhi Sharma in India, Belgian director Lieven Corthouts, Wenhua Lin in Wuhan, New York, and India based filmmaker Juhi Sharma, Mohammad Reza Eyni, and Sara Khaki in Iran, and Lali Houghton and Guillermo Galdos in Peru were all impressed.