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‘Wuhan, I Am Here’: Film Follows Volunteers in Sealed City

Lan Bo in Beijing on Jan. 15.

Lan Bo in Beijing on Jan. 15.

Photographer: Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo

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Beijing (AP) -- The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death.

Film director Lan Bo hopes to sound the alarm with a documentary, “Wuhan, I Am Here,” about volunteers who helped neighbors get food and medical care following the lockdown in early 2020 of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began.