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Love, Life & the Virus and Undocumented in the Pandemic 1x54

2021 News Emmy Award Winner, Best Story in a Newsmagazine

Across America, the continuing coronavirus outbreak is taking a disproportionate toll on Latino people — whom data suggests are three times as likely to catch COVID-19 as white people, and almost two times as likely to be killed by it. In a two-part hour, FRONTLINE presents the intimate stories of two immigrant families whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. First, in Love, Life & the Virus, director Oscar Guerra chronicles a 30-year-old mother named Zully’s fight to survive COVID and see her newborn baby, after giving birth on a ventilator and spending nearly three weeks in a coma — as her husband, Marvin, and older son, Junior, battled the virus as well.

In the hour’s second segment, Undocumented in the Pandemic, director Emily Kassie of The Marshall Project and FRONTLINE filmmaker-in-residence Ben C. Solomon team up to tell the story of another immigrant family’s struggle, with their dad detained by ICE in a facility where COVID is spreading.