Oscar-nominated director Petra Costa is turning her attention to the COVID-19 pandemic for her next project, “Dystopia.”
The director of Netflix documentary “The Edge of Democracy” fired off a series of tweets last month calling for the public to collaborate on the project by submitting video footage of their lives during the pandemic.
The project aims to reveal the societal problems and inequalities that the coronavirus crisis has put in sharp relief.
“We want to document this urgent moment in which the COVID-19 pandemic brings to surface our deepest structural problems and the inequality that defines our societies,” said Costa on her Twitter feed.
“We want to know what’s going on with your family, your community, your neighborhood and your city. Film horizontally what you see, think, live and feel today. We are not asking or encouraging anyone to leave the house! But, if you really have to leave, please film.”
Costa added: “We want to make a mosaic with different views of the world, to try to make sense of this pandemic.”
Read the story at Variety.
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