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Convergence: Courage in a Crisis

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Pandemic stories generate global solidarity; language.

Movie R 2021 113 minutes
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Oscar-winning British filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel (The White Helmets) offers a potent picture about the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The documentary is guided by the unique lens of its diverse storytellers from areas such as China, South America, and the United States. "I think that my entire life has been a training exercise for all of the disaster that's going on," says Dr. Armen Henderson, a Black physician at University of Miami Health System. "The pandemic has taught me that if you stay ready, you don't have to get ready. Because I am a doctor, because I deal with crises, because I know of the inequities that exist within our system, I've pretty much prepared myself for the worst-case scenarios."

For African native Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the coronavirus pandemic is "a call that is telling us to really behave, to behave as a global community" and that "opportunities are born from crises." With its first-rate presentation that expresses hope for a more inclusive world for kids and their families, Convergence: Courage in a Crisis is an essential platform to experience for timely conversations about a historic lifetime occurrence.

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