Dartmouth Events

Hop Film Event: The First Wave

The story of three frontline workers in this intimate and emotional look at the early days of the pandemic. Discussion follows with DHMC's Dr. Lisa Adams.

Saturday, January 29, 2022
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Films, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Registration required. Fee required. Tickets required.

In March 2020, director Matthew Heineman '05 and three equally fearless filmmakers embedded in a hospital in Queens, New York to capture the pandemic's first wave...from behind the frontlines. The result is an intensely intimate documentary, a graphic and emotional reminder of the early days of the crisis, in all its confusion and horror. The story focuses on three everyday heroes: the tireless and charismatic internist Dr. Nathalie Dougé and two critical COVID patients: NYPD Officer Ahmed Eliis and nurse/new mother Brussels Jabon.

Employing his signature approach of character-driven cinema vérité, Heineman knows that each distinct storyline serves as a microcosm through which we can experience the emotional and societal rollercoaster of the pandemic.  Eighteen months into this pandemic, The First Wave urgently reminds us what's at stake while also delivering a breathtaking testament to the fight to live, the calling to heal and the power of human connection. D: Matthew Heineman, US, 2021

Dartmouth's Dr. Lisa V. Adams will lead the post-film conversation.

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Hopkins Center for the Arts

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