Please be Kind
For me, the most important purpose of a documentary is not to record, but to express.
Log line + synopsis:
In December 2019, the Coronavirus disease broke out in Wuhan, China. After that, the epidemic spread to the whole world. People have been infected with the virus one after another, ranging from colds and fevers to losing their lives. People are in panic all the time. However, in my opinion, human nature is more terrifying than viruses. During the outbreak of the epidemic, various discrimination issues also followed. They occur between individual and individual, regions and regions, countries and countries, races and races.
Project description/ behind the story:
Many patients with COVID-19 have been isolated and discriminated against as if all the fault was on them not the virus. Some patients are isolated by normal people. Their friends and colleagues abuse them like mobile viruses. Even their hometowns are discriminated against. Online violence and language and physical conflicts occur frequently. Later, it intensified and rose to the issue of national and racial discrimination. My friends and I study abroad in Canada. we all personally experienced some cases of discrimination problem. So, this documentary will reflect a series of human nature issues triggered by the epidemic through the stories shared by my friends and me.
The reason I would like to produce the film is that I want to tell the audience how patients with COVID-19 have to be treated unfairly and hope people can treat the patients without racial and regional discrimination and be more rational and tolerant via my film.
- Cameras: RED Raven, Canon EOS, Sony 6600, iPhone X
- Recorder: Roland R26
- Microphones: Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun Mic with Windshield, RODE
- Lightings: DMG Mini Switch LED Kit, Ledgo LG-B560 LED Kit
Director/Producer/Writer: Nanxi Feng
Assistant Director: Yuqian Zhang
Camera: Yueming Hong
Editor: Nanxi Feng
Location Sound: Daiying Liu, Emma Shang
Lighting: Ge Zhang
Interviewees: Nanxi Feng, Yunzhou Liu, Ziqiu Zhang
Jetlag Film Studio
- ECU Graduation Award for Anti-Racism + Social Justice – Media