Chilling footage emerges of China's deserted streets in coronavirus epicenter
The city where the novel coronavirus originated has been captured in on-the-ground footage.
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The haunting footage comes from a Chinese film crew that was forced to pause production while stranded in the city.
"My fellow crew members are in Wuhan and wanted to do something meaningful," director Lan Bo told Sixth Tone. "They want to record what happened. First, since the lockdown, there hasn't been a video presenting such a panoramic view [of the city]. And second, I feel that these are going to be valuable images for historical reference and for other documentaries."
The short film, titled Wuhan: The Long Night, is a montage cut together from cell phone footage captured by the film's crew. It has reportedly amassed millions of views on Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo, spurring ideas for a possible full-length documentary from Lan.