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5 April 2021

Listening ear.

by Syd Briscoe


Duty to Care: “Superheroes” - 90s

This troubling communication from charity Duty to Care draws attention to the impact the past year has had on the UK medical community. One NHS worker puts this abject grief into words during the emotional film, describing the trauma of seeing so many people die under her care due to Covid-19 - colleagues, friends, and strangers alike.

With such a deeply affecting central performance anchoring director George Hackforth-Jones's piece, the film is bound to tug on audience heartstrings. Yet it should also inspire anger that charities like this are having to step into the gap to help such vital and deeply traumatised staff. One would argue that free tea, coffee, and access to webinars isn't nearly enough government support at 127,000 deaths and counting.


Director: George Hackforth-Jones
Cinematographer: Chris Clarke Ⓦ (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Sound Recordist: Sam Mendelssohn
Editor: Quin Williams Ⓦ @ tenthree Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Thomas Mangham @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Jim Stewart @ String and Tins Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Deborah Williams
Actor: Lucy Scott-Smith
Written By: George Hackforth-Jones

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