Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid lawsuits

SHOTLIST WUHAN, HUBEI, CHINASEPTEMBER 6, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 1. Tilt up Zhong Hanneng showing the portrait of her son Peng Yi who died of coronavirus 2. Close-up Zhong Hanneng showing a group photo of her son who died of coronavirus, her granddaughter and herself3. Mid shot Zhong Hanneng showing the portrait of her son Peng Yi who died of coronavirus 4. Wide shot Zhong Hanneng showing the ring her son gave to her, UPSOUND (Mandarin) “For my birthday a few years ago, my son gave (the ring) to me.”5. Close-up Zhong Hanneng showing the ring her son gave to her, UPSOUND (Mandarin) “The ring reminds me of him. I was not used to wear it. I’m wearing it every day now.” 6. SOUNDBITE 1 - Zhong Hanneng, pensioner who’s suing the government and whose son died of the coronavirus (female, 67 years old, Mandarin, 26 sec): "I'm always thinking that he (my son) suffered a lot. Because of the virus, family couldn't accompany him. He must have been so scared, so unhappy, with no family around. I cant imagine how sad he was. Did he call out 'Mother'? 'Father'? I don't know. We don't know. " 7. Wide shot Zhong Hanneng taking out a watch that her son used to wear from a plastic bag8. Close-up Zhong Hanneng showing a watch that her son used to wear WUHAN, HUBEI, CHINASEPTEMBER 7, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 9. Wide shot people gathering outside the petition center of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court10. Mid shot the gate of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court 11. Close-up The National Emblem of China on the exterior of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG, CHINASEPTEMBER 14, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 12. SOUNDBITE 2 - Zhang Hai, plaintiff who’s suing the government and whose father died of the coronavirus (male, 50 years old, Mandarin, 14 sec): "Because of the coronavirus, many people in Wuhan lost their precious lives. The authorities know that if they allow my lawsuit through, there will be countless lawsuits from other families waiting for them." WUHAN, HUBEI, CHINASEPTEMBER 7, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 13. Wide shot the exterior of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court 14. Mid shot people gathering outside the petition center of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court15. Close-up people gathering outside the petition center of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court NEW YORK, STATE OF NEW YORK, UNITED STATESSEPTEMBER 7, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 16. SOUNDBITE 3 - Yang Zhanqing, rights activist living in the US who’s providing legal advice to families affected by the coronavirus (male, 43 years old, Mandarin, 14 sec): "(The lawsuit) is not useless or stuck there. The action is very useful. The pressure it places on the government is high. It is very likely the government will negotiate with them." WUHAN, HUBEI, CHINA NEW YORK, STATE OF NEW YORK, UNITED STATES SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 SOURCE: AFPTV 17. Cutaway: Tilt up people gathering outside the petition center of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court