Totally Under Control


    Streaming/ VOD Hulu


On January 20th, 2020 the US and South Korea both discovered their first cases of COVID-19. However, 9 months later, the novel Coronavirus has claimed the lives of almost 200,000 Americans and caused staggering economic damage, while in South Korea, there were no significant lockdowns and, in an urbanized population of 51 million, only 344 lives have been lost. Where did we go wrong? As the presidential election nears, Americans are increasingly enraged by a lack of clear leadership, endemic political corruption and left to wonder how did the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world manage to fail so thoroughly in its response to a global pandemic?

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, directing with Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, interrogates this question and its devastating implications in Totally Under Control. With damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, Gibney exposes a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership.

It will be a generation before we know the full extent of the damage wrought by this pandemic, but Totally Under Control will stand as the definitive account of the Trump administration’s incompetence, corruption and denial in the face of this global pandemic.


Alex Gibney
Ophelia Harutyunyan
Suzanne Hillinger

Alex Gibney
Suzanne Hillinger
Ophelia Harutyunyan

Executive Producers
Maiken Baird
Stacey Offman
Richard Perello
Allison Ellwood
Marie Therese Guirgis
Mark Lampert
Jeffery Lurie
Andrew Morrison
Dan O’Meara
Jeff Deutchman
Tom Quinn
Michael Sacks
Jeff Skoll
Diane Weyerman
Cinematography by
Ben Bloodwell

Editing by
Lindy Jankura
Alex Keipper

Music by
Brian Deming
Peter Nashel