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After a Year of Lockdown, Short Film Urges 'Don’t Go Back to Sleep'

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Nadav Kander and Johan Kramer capture the contemplation and ideals of a better future with Chelsea Pictures

After a Year of Lockdown, Short Film Urges 'Don’t Go Back to Sleep'

A year after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, we remember all the time we lost and the periods of reflection we had. For months around the world, we watched out our windows: gazing at empty streets, neighbors singing and clapping, protestors marching for equality; gazing at the uncertainty of the road that lay ahead.

During lockdown, directors Nadav Kander and Johan Kramer had an idea. An idea to capture this contemplation and the ideals of a better future in a way that every person could understand, so that we might remember this moment in time long after it’s passed. Staring out your window- through the looking glass - to a more equal and sustainable future for everyone.

Don’t Go Back to Sleep is a reflection of the year in the early lockdown period. All pictures were taken inside homes looking out of windows during the Lockdown from March-June. The piece is narrated and co-created by famous landscape and portrait photographer Nadav Kander, who reads a quote from Rumi which we believe resonates with the place we are in as a society now. Through the pandemic, U.S. Election and environmental crisis, the message is simple: as we begin to find a place in our new normal, don’t go back to sleep on the issues we have yet to resolve

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Credits

Co-Creators: Nadav Kander, Johan Kramer, Lisa Mehling, Tatiana Lewis

Production Company: Chelsea Pictures

Narrator: Nadav Kander

Edit: Final Cut

Post Editor: Sophie Soloman

Post Sound Mix & Design: T. Terressa Tate and Amanda Fuentes

Post Producer: Peter Walker

Post Assistant Producer: Andrea Cantor

Post Executive Producer: Sarah Roebuck

Post President: Stephanie Apt

Music Composer and Performer: Bill O'Connell

Contributors: , Ali Buchalter, Austin Irving, Bruce Hunt, Cathy McGoldrick, Daan van Dam, Daniel Bouquet, Deidre Foote, Denise Blate Roederer, Eric Treml, Fernanda Dias Viana, John Mehling, Kathleen Dinetz, Kenna Zimmer & Ken Kochey, Kylie Brown Rosenson, Lisa Mehling, Lochlainn McKenna, Lynn Gruszow, Matt Carter, Mikey Farr, Nadav Kander, Pedro Bastos, Penny Lee, Rhiannon Stanford, Richard Flintham, Shanna Done, Shanah Blevins, Talia Kander, Tirso Diaz Jares Rueda, Ton Peters, Zoe Tomlinson

Chelsea Pictures, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 11:58:40 GMT