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Yasin Hussein Moyo's Parents Speak Out | The Virus That Shook the World

26 Apr 2021
In this excerpt from "The Virus That Shook the World," Khadija Abdulahi Hussein and Hussein Moyo describe the events surrounding their 13-year-old son, Yasin Hussein Moyo, being killed by police.

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Not every death linked to the COVID-19 pandemic has come from the disease itself. Khadija Abdulahi Hussein and Hussein Moyo share the story of their son, who was fatally shot by police enforcing a COVID curfew in Nairobi, Kenya.

Drawing on extensive personal and local footage, "The Virus That Shook the World" tells the story of the Moyo family and of other people across the globe who have experienced the pandemic and its consequences in different ways — from a food blogger in Wuhan, China; to a filmmaker in a remote Indigenous village in Brazil; to a musician and puppeteer in Delhi, India.

The two-part special shows how the impacts of the disease that has now killed more than 3 million people have overlapped and differed across cultures, races, faiths and privilege; how various governments have responded; and how the pandemic has exposed existing inequities and social problems.

Watch "The Virus That Shook the World" in full, from series director James Bluemel and series producer Alice Henley, beginning April 26 and 27:

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