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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