|A shot taken from the documentary "Boundary"
INPUT stands for the International Public Television Screening Conference, an international public television organization dedicated to television as a public service and interest. Every year, the best TV programmes from around the world are selected for screening through which their topics will be discussed.
The 50-minute “Boundary” directed by Ta Quynh Tu was broadcast on September 8, 2021 in a special program on Vietnam Television. The realistic documentary recounts the battle against the coronavirus pandemic at Ho Chi Minh City-based K1 hospital of the Hung Vuong Hospital at a special treatment area for pregnant women suffering from COVID-19.
The documentary doesn’t have dialogue, except for the sound of medical staff discussions during the race to regain the patient's life. It describes a stressful, frustrating space with alarm bells, monitors, heart rate monitors, and the images of patients gradually dying.
"Boundary" won the Golden Lotus for Best Documentary Film at the 22nd Vietnam Film Festival. Director Ta Quynh Tu won the Best Director award in the Documentary category.