“On the Coronavirus Front Line” Virtual Event


May 12, 2020


“On the Coronavirus Front Line”

Event with ER Doctor and Filmmaker of


Thursday, May 21st at 4:00pm EST


FRONTLINE invites you to join an important and compelling conversation with Dr. Francesca Mangiatordi, and filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli as they discuss behind the scenes of Inside Italy’s COVID War. The program will feature film clips, and a conversation about the virus’ toll on the families of healthcare workers, an intimate look at critical COVID-19 patients, and the challenges and triumphs of hospital staff dedicated to serving them.

This is a free virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom. You must RSVP in order to receive the Zoom link, which will be included in your email confirmation and sent via email on May 19th. If you are new to Zoom, please visit this page with instructions on how to get started.


Watch Inside Italy’s COVID War on FRONTLINE, May 19th (check local PBS listings).

About the speakers:

Dr. Francesca Mangiatordi serves as a Senior ER physician at the Cremona Hospital in Northern Italy. During the country’s time at the epicenter of the COVID crisis, her compelling photograph touched the world.

Sasha Joelle Achilli is an Emmy, BAFTA, and DuPont award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in international current affairs. Sasha has spent her career getting at the heart of difficult stories in remote parts of Africa and the Middle East. During the last eight years she has investigated war crimes in Syria, and produced the critically acclaimed film Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram and Outbreak about the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

You can hear more about Sasha Joelle Achilli’s story by listening to the FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast “Covering Coronavirus: Cremona, Italy.

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