M-Net to air coronavirus documentary tonight

A quiet street in Toronto. (Photo supplied: M-Net)
A quiet street in Toronto. (Photo supplied: M-Net)

M-Net (DStv 101) will screen the engaging Covid-19 documentary Ripple Effect: First Wave tonight at 19:00.

This unique doccie was filmed across fourteen countries on five continents and looks at the costly, unknown threat that brought the world to a standstill.

Produced in under six weeks, while the production teams were under various forms of lockdowns and social distancing rules, Ripple Effect: First Wave is narrated by UK podcaster Hannah Maguire.

As the documentary seeks to address the cause and effect of this unprecedented pandemic, it features the personal stories of Covid-19 victims, survivors, frontline workers, and their families and friends. It also weaves together the voices of the topmost experts from around the globe in various fields such as infectious diseases, viral pathology, world economics, political science, and more. They explain the cause and effect of this virus in simple terms.

Ripple Effect: First Wave is the handiwork of Kevin Fox, Ellen Douglas, Liz Levenson, and Benn Watson and a co-production between Cactus Tree Entertainment and Toronto-based RMI.

It is dedicated to Levenson’s father, Maury Levenson, who died on 11 April from the coronavirus.

While Ripple Effect: First Wave takes up the 19:00 slot tonight, the tenth and final season of the police drama Hawaii Five-O will still air on Wednesday 20 May at 19:00.

The documentary will be available on DStv Catch Up after the broadcast.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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