1st Prize, Long

China

Calling Back from Wuhan (疫中呼叫)

Told through a series of recorded phone conversations, Calling Back From Wuhan gives an account of one family at the first epicenter of COVID-19. In February 2020, just days after losing both of his parents to the virus, a man and his wife also became infected. The audio clips, containing family members’ last words, speak simultaneously to an intensely human story of love, pain and loss, and to the collective trauma of a global pandemic.

Director/Photographer: Yang Shenlai
Director/Editor: Tang Xiaolan
Subtitles Editor: Hannah Lund