WGVU presents FRONTLINE: Inside Italy's Covid War

May 19, 2020

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Tuesday, May 19th @ 10pm on WGVU Public Television, FRONTLINE (PBS) is airing Inside Italy’s COVID War, and it’s the first full-length documentary filmed inside a hospital battling COVID-19.

From Emmy and BAFTA-winning Italian producer & director Sasha Achilli, the documentary offers a visceral look inside a hospital battling COVID-19 cases in Northern Italy at the height of its crisis, as doctors are forced to make life and death decisions.

In Inside Italy’s COVID War, Sasha follows a charismatic ER doctor, Francesca Mangiatordi, through the darkest days and weeks of the pandemic. Through Sasha’s immersive filming inside the hospital, you watch Dr. Mangiatordi make impossible choices – such has having to choose the life of a younger person above older patients.