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Alex Gibney, the Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and Grammy award-winning documentarian, has directed dozens of acclaimed films.
Among the many disparate topics he has tackled on screen include torture and the War on Terror (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), the cruel scapegoating of Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman (“Catching Hell”), Scientology (“Going Clear”), corporate corruption (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”), and last year’s hugely popular HBO film about disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.”
Gibney’s latest film, “Totally Under Control,” (co-directed with Suzanne Hillinger and Ophelia Harutyunyan) documents the slow-moving disaster of the Trump administration’s early response to the coronavirus pandemic using archival footage, as well as new interviews with whistleblowers, medical experts, and doctors on the front lines of the pandemic.
From the early warnings that Trump dismissed, to the shockingly ineffective leadership at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to Jared Kushner’s tragiccomic group of 20-somethings emailing business connections to secure personal protective equipment, “Totally Under Control” contextualizes a great many of the reasons the United States has had the worst COVID-19 response of any developed nation.
“Totally Under Control” is available on video-on-demand this week, and premieres on …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics