Trailer for the inspiring documentary film ‘Convergence: Courage in a Crisis’
by Alex Billington
September 27, 2021
“It’s a crisis. But opportunities arise from crisis.” Netflix has released the trailer for a documentary film titled Convergence: Courage in Times of Crisiscreated by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel (We drive, Virunga, Evelyne). Debuts on Netflix in October. As Covid-19 exacerbates vulnerabilities across the world, unsung heroes at all levels of society are helping the tide turn towards a brighter future. The film examines the pandemic-related crises happening around the world and how communities come together to tackle major issues and make a difference – from a Syrian refugee fighting the UK government to include hospital cleaners and porters in bereavement payment to a physician committed to serving Miami’s homeless community. “Activists and volunteers work through the darkest days of 2020, galvanizing social change amid the chaos as governments begin to fail local communities. This epic, global in scope and deeply passionate documentary serves as a clarion call that great change can come from a crisis.” Looked.
Trailer (+ poster) for Orlando von Einsiedel’s doc Convergence: Courage in Times of Crisisof Youtube:
An epic collaboration that spans eight countries and 9 individual stories, Convergence reveals the power of compassion and community in the face of crisis. From the start of the pandemic, this follows ordinary citizens around the world as they meet the challenges of this upheaval in extraordinary ways – from a Syrian refugee fighting the British government to including cleaners and hospital porters in bereavement allowance to a physician engaged to serve the Miami homeless community. But as this generation-defining crisis begins to unmask deep-rooted fault lines and inequalities around the world, their diverse journeys tell a more unified narrative about our common humanity and how, coming together, great change can emerge from the chaos. . Convergence is directed by British filmmaker doc Orlando of Einsiedeldocuments We drive, Virungaand Evelyne before, as well as many short films. Co-directed by Hassan Akkad (UK), Amber Fares (USA), Alexander “Lali” Houghton (Peru), Guillermo Galdos (Peru), Juhi Sharma (India), Lieven Corthouts (Belgium), Mauricio Montiero Filho (Brazil), Mohammad Reza Eyni (Iran), Sara Khaki (Iran) and Wenhua Lin (China). Netflix launches the Convergence: Courage in Times of Crisis doc streaming on October 12, 2021.