Governments in almost every country are responding to the outbreak of highly contagious coronavirus by instructing people to stay at home and not to meet up in person with friends, family and work colleagues. This limits transmission so health services do not become overwhelmed and also prevents many deaths.
It is also, for most, a new way of living our lives with severe restrictions on what we can do. What have you not being able to do since the lockdown that you did previously? Are there things you have been able to do now as a result of the lockdown? How does this way of living impact on your physical and mental well-being? What, if anything, have we learnt about ourselves and is our outlook on the world any different? The documentary will explore your perspective on questions like these by giving you an opportunity to explain lockdown from your perspective.
This documentary will be a combination of personal home movies and interviews that I will conduct online where I will investigate the thoughts, opinions and lifestyle adjustments individuals have had to make to adapt to social isolation.
People from all over the world are welcome to contribute their stories and opinions, which will provide a global yet personal perspective.
Personally, being unable to see my friends has been hard to adapt to.
I will conduct a series of conversational interviews where people will be encouraged to talk about life under lockdown. This, combined with any home movies will be edited into a documentary. For those interviewees who wish to be included but want their identities to be hidden, I will use a voice over to disguise their voices and protect their anonymity.
Whatever your perspective and whatever your personal story of how you have been coping with the lockdown, I would like to hear from you. Please fill out the contributor release form below and I will get in touch.