The New Look of Documentary Film in a Coronavirus World

Filming amid the pandemic poses a danger that’s ”much harder to control,“ IDA’s executive director Simon Kilmurry says

The documentary of the coronavirus era will be seen through a new light, either with stories being told through video-conference lenses at a safe distance or through a nostalgic lens to the past.

Even as the rest of the film industry remains shut down, documentary filmmakers are finishing editing on projects, racing to tell the stories of businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus or gathering together archival footage to prep what could be the next “Tiger King,” “The Last Dance” or “Beastie Boys Story.”

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Brian Welk

Film Reporter • brian.welk@thewrap.com • Twitter: @brianwelk