One Nation, Under Quaratine

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Available on 10/11/2020 10am
Poetic, Reflexive, Observational, Performative, Participatory, Expository
At the midpoint of the spring 2020 academic semester, college students were forced to leave their campuses and continue their education through alternative means when the Coronavirus outbreak made landfall in the United States. As all scrambled to maintain their academic efficiency, a group of documentary students took the chance to capture their new realities under these odd circumstances. Using whatever equipment they had access to, they show how the pandemic affected the world.

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Director Biography - Mariah Kramer, Justin Allen, Kristen Bell, Chris Cooney, Nick Crowder, Annalee Decker, Alex Draeger, Graeme Hanson, Audrey Lee, Saifey Maynor, Dana Rossi, Sara Shea, Audrey Smith, Olivia Williams, Nick

Sixteen film studies students and one professor from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Director Statement

"Working with the entire class in a virtual-only setting to
create the longest film I have been a part of to date was a
unique experience. Personally, I found it to be unique in
two ways: technologically and variety. It goes without
being said that the Spring 2020 semester has tested the
power of technology in ways never before seen. Through
online video calls quite literally keeping the professional
world afloat to widespread expansion of home delivery
services, the world has adapted to a life controlled by
unseen threats. Our class adapted through quick
decisions and rapid fire creativity. These actions allowed
us to create a kaleidoscope of content using mundane
tools like cell phones. This fascinates me. If anything, this
experience has taught me that there is no excuse to not
create." -Anna Lee Decker, What the Hell is Going on in the World?

"Working with the class to compare and choose the
run order, log line, and synopsis has further added
the united feeling as it forces us to become
admirable novices in reading each other’s ways of
seeing and vantage points in the circumstances. It
is a subdued but fitting end." - Graeme Hanson, Windows to the World

"Working with the class on this experimental
documentary was an interesting experience. I think
that together, as a class, we made something
great during this pandemic, and I’m happy we
were all able to make something that is
appropriate to what is happening in the world.." - Olivia Williams, Light at the End of the Tunnel

Credits

Directed by Justin Allen
Kristen Bell
Chris Cooney
Nick Crowder
Annalee Decker
Alex Draeger
Graeme Hanson
Audrey Lee
Saifey Maynor
Dana Rossi
Sara Shea
Audrey Smith
Olivia Williams
Mariah Kramer
Nick Marino

Written by Justin Allen
Kristen Bell
Chris Cooney
Nick Crowder
Annalee Decker
Alex Draeger
Graeme Hanson
Audrey Lee
Saifey Maynor
Dana Rossi
Sara Shea
Audrey Smith
Olivia Williams
Mariah Kramer
Nick Marino

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