Shocking documentary filmed in secrecy looks at how America failed to handle its Covid-19 crisis

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American President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre on 5 October 2020. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
American President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre on 5 October 2020. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

For the past five months directors Alex Gibney, Suzanne Hillinger, and Ophelia Harutyunyan have secretly been working on a documentary that aims to highlight the White House’s failed response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Totally Under Control, which is available on Apple iTunes, explores how more than 200 000 Americans have died from Covid-19 under an administration that claims a "job well done".

The documentary’s release comes just days after President Donald Trump himself tested positive for the virus and just weeks before the upcoming American presidential election.

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