As New York City and the State of New York work to combat the devastating heath crisis caused by COVID-19 with medical personnel facing dwindling supplies of personal protective supplies, CineCina has acquired and donated 810 KN95 protective masks to the New York State Department of Health.
Like many arts organizations that call New York City its home, CineCina (which presents the CinaCina Film Festival and the Project Horizon Film Competition, as well as additional film screenings and events throughout the year), has been forced to postpone and reschedule planned programming as the city’s inhabitants and businesses stay on lock down. During this time, CinaCina has turned its attention to what it could do to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 beyond complying with “stay at home” restrictions to assist in flattening the curve of the people infected with the virus.
CineCina Film Festival Founder and Director Vina Sun, added, “We have great pride in being a part of the film and film festival community of New York City. Our theme for this year’s edition of the CineCina Film Festival is “Love and Duty” and donating these masks – so needed at this time – most definitely comes from our sense of love and duty toward our beloved New York.”
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