Last October we asked a cross-section of our collaborators and community: What does it mean to be human, now? In this short film, 11 contributors respond to the question, sharing their personal experiences of life and work during the pandemic, and recalling their profound experiences of the first full lockdown.
In our first film, each contributor gives their initial response to the question: What does it mean to be human, now? In Part 2, they elaborate on their personal experiences of living and working during the pandemic.
Please note that these films include references to racism, ableism and death from Covid-19.
Caroline Newton, Teenage cancer nurse specialist
Daze Aghaji, Climate justice activist
Dolly Sen, Artist & mental health activist
Jamie Hale, Writer, poet & performer
Jess Thom, Co-founder of Touretteshero
Michael Banissy, Professor of psychology
Mike Theobald, Long-term visitor
Reena Merali, Assistant headteacher
Rianna Walcott, Researcher, writer & activist
Stephen Griffiths, Copenhagen Youth Project lead
the vacuum cleaner, Artist & activist
Producer-Director: Stuart Shahid Bamforth
Director of Photography: Ed Andrews
Sound Recordist: Potion Soundworks
Editor: Hanna Adcock
Colour grade: Ed Andrews
Interviewer: Almaz Ohene