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Love, Life & the Virus (full film)

12 Aug 2020
The story of a young mother in a coma battling COVID-19 after giving birth — and the schoolteacher who stepped in to care for the newborn.

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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.

By turns heart-wrenching and heartwarming, “Love, Life & the Virus” is a powerful look at one family’s quest to be safely reunited, and the community members who helped make it possible. In collaboration with FRONTLINE, a Spanish-language version of the film will air on Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora” Sunday, Aug. 16, and be published on FRONTLINE’s platforms the following week.

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