[video] “Love, Life & the Virus” by Director Oscar Guerra // KQED TV

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Latino people — are three times as likely to catch COVID-19 as white people, and almost two times as likely to be killed by it.

From FRONTLINE, The Marshall Project and the Pulitzer Center, “Undocumented in the Pandemic” tells the story of an immigrant family’s struggle to stay together, while their father is detained by ICE in a facility where COVID-19 is spreading.


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Watch the intimate stories of two immigrant families whose lives have been upended by the pandemic.

Director Oscar Guerra chronicles a 30-year-old mother named Zully and her fight to survive COVID and see her newborn baby, after giving birth on a ventilator and spending nearly three weeks in a coma — as her husband, Marvin, and older son, Junior, battled the virus as well.

The film tells the story of how, in the Guatemalan immigrant family’s moment of crisis, their community in Stamford, CT, stepped in to help — including Junior’s ESL teacher, Luciana Lira, who took the newborn into her home while Zully, Marvin and Junior recovered.


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