Film discussion: "#After Lockdown - Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic"


Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Online webinar (registration link below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies & The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University are pleased to announce the premiere of the short film they co-produced during summer 2020:


A short film designed by MR. SEBS

Co-produced by: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, The Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University

Featuring stories by: Mouhanad Al Rifay, Layla Arsi, Leila Ben Gacem, Rania Benromdhane, Florencia Cambiaso, David Collery, Cathryn Drake, Helene E., Jasser Hammami, Alexandros Kyriakidis, Panagiota Mela, Daniele Nunziata, Stavroula Papadopoulou, Manuela Pellegrino, Yannis Phillis, Nikoletta Tsitsanoudis-Mallidis, Souhir Zekri-Masson, Habib and Rym.


#After Lockdown premiered October 7, 2020 as part of  24 Hours of Harvard for Worldwide Week at Harvard 2020.

Watch the film:


Join the discussion with the film directors, participants, producers and crew: 
Mohamad SalehCo-Director and Writer, Mr. Sebs, Daniel Salgado, Co-Director and Animator, Mr. Sebs; Lauren MontagueAdministrative Director, CMES; Sihem LamineAdministrative and Program Manager, CMES Tunisia; Christos GiannopoulosManaging Director, CHS Greece; Evangelos KatsarelisPrograms and Events Manager, CHS Greece; Nicolas PrevelakisLecturer on Social Studies, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, and Assistant Director of Curricular Development, CHS US, Harvard University.

#After Lockdown is a 50-minute animated film presenting individual stories about living through the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic in different places in the world. Students and professors, but also contributors from outside the academic community, recorded themselves narrating their personal experiences with lockdown, travel-restrictions, switch to new forms of education, displacement, isolation, job-loss, and more broadly, adapting their life to the new circumstances imposed on them, and on their communities. The oral testimonials featured in the film were collected and selected jointly by Harvard University’s Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, during the summer of 2020. Podcast curation and video animations are designed by Mr. Sebs, an animation studio co-directed by a Harvard CMES alum. #After Lockdown is a combination of narrations grouped together and illustrated, to form a collective scrapbook, made to document a moment of change, to be passed-on to future generations and to our future selves.

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