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Secret COVID-19 documentary 'Totally Under Control' lands at the perfect time


Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney appeared to capitalize on the ever-changing news cycle Friday by releasing the first trailer for "Totally Under Control," his latest film, which examines President Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The documentary was made in secrecy over the last five months, the trailer says, with Gibney and co-directors Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger interviewing scientists, medical professionals and government officials "on the inside."


Whistleblower Rick Bright features heavily in the trailer, saying that scientists knew what to do to respond to the viral threat and "the plan was in front of us, but leadership would not do it."


The documentary promises "damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting" and aims to expose "a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership."


Gibney won the documentary-feature Oscar for his 2007 film, "Taxi to the Dark Side," and made waves with his Scientology exposé, "Going Clear," and his Theranos scandal documentary, "The Inventor. "


"Totally Under Control" will be released Oct. 13 on Apple TV+, iTunes, Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu and other on-demand digital services.






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