When the coronavirus pandemic began spreading across the world earlier this year, Italy quickly became one of Europe’s worst-affected nations and soon after went into lockdown.
As its hospitals began to falter under the growing strain, its economy ground to a halt and the population retreated into their homes.
We asked two filmmakers from Rome, Alessandro Righi and Emanuele Piano, to document those remarkable first few weeks. Their episode of People & Power is a revealing and moving portrait of how their fellow Italians responded to an unprecedented crisis.
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