The selection of other contributors, however, made less sense. Why choose this particular hospital doctor from Leamington Spa; why illustrate the horror of parents who die alone in retirement homes via a woman in Iceland?
The fact that Covid-19 claimed the most lives among the poorest in society was portrayed by a man from the office of the mayor of Colombia. There, residents hung red rags on their windows to signal that they were in desperate need of food packages. An interesting subject, but one country among many with such problems.
All of these people made thoughtful contributions, but they were such disparate voices that the film seemed blurry. There was also a bigger question: was it really necessary?
There have been a lot of documentaries about the crisis. It didn’t tell us anything that we didn’t already know. How could we not know that? We still live on it.