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Lockdown is a documentary directed by Paul London and Tracey Moberly. The film was created to embrace and record the globally enforced quarantine measures where people were confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
London and Moberly asked their friends and family to contribute to the project by using their phones to create videos where they celebrated their surroundings. In the end they had thirty-six participants from all over the world including Australia, Burma, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Tibet, the UK, and the United States.
Lockdown encapsulates a study of things which were once so familiar, but ignored – now they are investigated and seen in a new light.
The film’s juxtaposition of a two box square design reflects the format of online video call apps which were utilized by many to remain connected. Lockdown also uses no words. A powerful repetitive tribal chant tells its story providing emotional direction reminding the viewer that we are all in this together.