Totally Under Control (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 2h 3m
“Whatever happens, we’re totally prepared”

Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) delivers this essential, damning report on the Trump administration’s response to the global pandemic. On January 20th, 2020, both the US and South Korea diagnosed their first cases of COVID-19. However, 9 months down the track, COVID has claimed nearly 200,000 American lives, while South Korea has only lost 344. How did the response go so wrong? With scathing, tell-all interviews from public health officials and clear-eyed investigative reporting, Gibney exposes a system-wide collapse caused by a profound failure of presidential leadership.

★★★★ “A vital, powerful examination of how one political administration could get something so wrong” — Empire