It’s All Been There Before - What We Can Learn about the Coronavirus from Pandemic Movies
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, our lives have completely changed: Shutdowns, working in home offices, contact restrictions, daily bulletins from virologists, protest movements, and conspiracy fantasies seem to have become part of our new everyday life.
Could we have been prepared for this?
It’s all been there before: in the movies.
Science fiction films and series have always dealt with the future and its possible course, social changes, and conflicts in a speculative way.
Denis Newiak searches through the scenes of pandemic movies and series to bring out ideas for how to cope with the social, political, and economic challenges of the crisis.
Can the scenarios developed in film help us to pass this test—and to emerge from it with greater strength?