Chasing the Dream | FRONTLINE: COVID’s Hidden Toll

The COVID-19 crisis hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers hard. FRONTLINE: COVID's Hidden Toll, with support from The WNET Group's Chasing the Dream initiative, followed the coronavirus pandemic's invisible victims.

  • 691,000 Viewer Impressions

    Upon its broadcast premiere, COVID’s Hidden Toll garnered nearly seven hundred thousand viewer impressions.

  • Peabody Award Nominee

    COVID’s Hidden Toll was a 2020 nominee for the 81st Peabody Awards.  The nominees were chosen by a unanimous vote of 19 jurors from over 1,300 entries from television, podcasts/radio and the web in entertainment, news, documentary, arts, children’s/youth, public service and multimedia programming.

To complement the film’s broadcast, local newsmagazine MetroFocus welcomed FRONTLINE‘s award-winning filmmaker Daffodil Altan to share stories from the pandemic’s invisible victims, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and have been getting sick.

  • I’m glad this is filmed… Thank you, all of you, for finding this important enough to bring to us.

    – Michelle M. Kitchin

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