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The First Wave (2021)

R 11/19/2021 (US) DocumentaryHistory 1h 34m

Four months, New York City, 2020.


When Covid-19 hit New York City in 2020, filmmaker Matthew Heineman gained unique access to one of New York’s hardest-hit hospital systems. The resulting film focuses on the doctors, nurses, and patients on the frontlines during the “first wave” from March to June 2020. Their distinct storylines each serve as a microcosm to understand how the city persevered through the worst pandemic in a century

  1. Matthew Heineman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Nathalie Dougé


  2. Alexis Ellis

    Self - Ahmed's Wife

  3. Kellie Wunsch


  4. Brussels Jabon


  5. Naph Jabon

    Self - Brussels' Husband

  6. Athens Garrote

    Self - Brussels' Sister

  7. Andrew Cuomo

    Andrew Cuomo

    Self (archive footage)

  8. Michael Dowling


  9. Al Sharpton

    Al Sharpton

    Self (archive footage)

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The First Wave
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Original Language English

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