M. Cole Chilton

Media Coverage:
The film has already been featured by CNN (US) and NHK (Japan).

Short Synopsis:
This film is an oral history of the global response to the first wave of COVID-19 that was inspired by the idea that while we all faced the same virus, but we did not all experience the same pandemic.

It gives doctors, philosophers, survivors, researchers, technologists, and government/military officials from all over the world a platform to explore the personal, philosophical, and long-lasting implications of their work during the pandemic.

While newspapers and official press conferences have the responsibility to present policies and outcomes purely based on numbers, this film allows for the time to let audiences hear and see why people responded to the virus and the pandemic the way that they did, and it does so without a filter- sometimes to the point that the audience should be prepared to witness people processing trauma in real-time.

Through their collective experience, the film shows us that the virus was a missed opportunity to practice the cooperation needed to combat problems like the climate crisis and to embrace the tools needed to do so, such as artificial intelligence.

COVID-19 is a global problem that requires global solutions so the film spoke to people in 50 countries. These include, but are not limited to:

China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, Sri Lanka, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Ethiopia, Switzerland, the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina.

It is the hope that by sharing a snapshot of the world in this moment of crisis it will, in some small way, help the world be more prepared for its next moment of crisis.