smh.com.au 18 Oct, 2020 03:45 am

American documentary maker Alex Gibney on new film Totally Under Control

American documentary maker Alex Gibney on new film Totally Under Control
Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney believes his latest film can influence the result of the presidential election.

While Gibney was already flat-out finishing another film, he decided to make Totally Under Control when the pandemic came personally close."It's a film about competence": a scene from Totally Under Control.While the risk is Totally Under Control will just be watched by one side of US politics, Gibney believes it can affect the result of the presidential election." Totally Under Control is screening on Apple iTunes.

" While very different countries, the film compares the US response to South Korea's, with both countries recording their first positive case on the same day in January.With a rapidly introduced testing and tracing program, South Korea minimised the number of cases - the death toll is just above 440 - without a major economic crisis.

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