On Friday March 13th, 2020, I filmed the subway on my commute to work... my last commute to work ever.
The next week, I began working from
home and 3 weeks later, I was laid off.
The tension that morning was unbearable. The usually
packed subway was completely empty. I wore my mask diligently after having recently returned from
Asia, but still received judgmental stares.
That night, in a panic, I sprayed cleaning fluid
on everything I owned, but ended up accidentally
bleaching my jacket in the process (Brooklyn chic?)
I couldn't distract myself from the news. Feigned smiles masking internal panic mixed with shameless hysteria.
It felt like everyone was saying something different,
and I knew that was because no one actually
knew what the hell was going on.
Using audio from various talk shows, news
reports, and interviews, this film was created
that same day as a way to process the panic
and confusion of that time in history.
"THE WORLD TODAY"
Out of Caution: The Next Generation
The Brick Theater, New York
#MyJustice Film Contest