The Last Cruise

By February 20th, 2020, the Diamond Princess cruise ship accounted for more than half of all COVID-19 cases outside China.

Passengers were quarantined to their staterooms, but the ship's crew continued to work - delivering meals and becoming de-facto nurses. They'd become what we'd later term "essential workers."

As the ship’s quarantine failed, the number of cases grew: 10, 61, 135, 218, 355, 542, 712.
The news quickly moved on from the Diamond Princess. But, looking back, what transpired aboard the ship was a warning.
Through never-before-seen footage, we see the mass confusion and the deepening of class divisions on board as ominous harbingers of what was to come.

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Credits

Director:

Hannah Olson

Producer:

Shane Boris, James A. Smith, Joe Beshenkovsky

Cinematographer:

Luisa Conlon

Editor:

Joe Beshenkovsky

Sound Designer:

Caleb Townsend

Music:

Daniel Lopatin

Additional Credits:

Assistant Editor: Clark Harris

Contact

Distributor:

HBO
Jesse.Weinraub@hbo.com

Public Film Contact:

James A Smith
Open Secret Films
smithjworks@gmail.com
6178383036

Publicity Contact:

Bess Donoghue
bess@frankpublicity.com
646.861.0843

Details

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Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, Short Film

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English, Tagalog, Italian

Runtime:

40 mins