An intimate look at how one young woman’s life has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shot and directed by filmmaker Hannah Engelson, “After the Wave” follows Sarah, a dental anesthesia resident in the Bronx, who was temporarily assigned to a COVID ICU in the Spring of 2020. Sarah reflects on her ability to now process the experience as the film pieces together phone recordings and observational scenes of Sarah’s life as a resident, musician, and athlete. Her story is intended as a reminder of the work that will be needed to heal from the collective and individual trauma of the past year.


Directed & Produced: Hannah Engelson
Director of Photography: Hannah Engelson
Animation & Illustration: Catalina Matamoros
Edited: Sam Kahrar
Sound Design & Mix: Pierre Huberson


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