Convergence: Courage in a Crisis is the moving documentary on Netflix about the strength and kindness of ordinary people during the height of the coronavirus pandemic throughout 2020.The two-hour-long film is not your ordinary COVID-19 documentary. For example, Convergence: Courage in a Crisis is not about the origins of the virus, the spread, and subsequent response (or lack of) from governments across the world.Convergence: Courage in a Crisis 2021 Full Movie Download
There’s also very little mention of lockdown highs and lows and the vaccine roll-out, topics which dominated our news for over a year.Instead, Convergence: Courage in a Crisis shines a light on the unlikely COVID heroes from around the world, whilst simultaneously giving a stage to social injustice and health care inequality which were exacerbated by the pandemic.The first, but hardly last, striking thing about the pan-global pandemic documentary “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis” is how vast, uncluttered and even minimalist it looks. The surfaces and angles might have been scrubbed by cinematographers using disinfectant and rubber gloves; streets are vacant; silence reigns. This will change as bodies pile up and Covid-19 creates chaos. But the initial images are as visually arresting as the story will be dramatically compelling.This is worth noting—and something of a surprise—because “Convergence,” directed by the Oscar-winning Orlando von Einsiedel (“The White Helmets”), was shot by 10 different teams in locations from Lima to London, from Tehran to São Paulo. The filming was done from the beginning of the outbreak to the height of the pandemic and from a variety of locales (streets, hospitals, a locked-down apartment). And yet it looks seamless, thanks in no small part to the editing by Karen K.H. Sim (“Who Killed Garrett Phillips?”). The U.S. location is Miami, where Dr. Armen Henderson treats patients inside and outside his hospital (including the homeless, in their tent cities). In India, we get the spectacle of funeral pyres, and the accompanying howls of grief. In Wuhan, China, where the film begins, a lone corpse on the street implies the viral carnage to come.