#After Lockdown, 24 Hours of Harvard film-premiere


Thursday, October 8, 2020, 3:30am to 4:30am


Online event, Vimeo

Poster of the After Lockdown film premiere

Full title:

#After Lockdown: Very short stories about enduring a global pandemic

Featuring stories by:

Mouhanad Al Rifay, Layla Arsi, Leila Ben Gacem, Rania Benromdhane, Florencia Cambiaso, David Collery, Cathryn Drake, Helene E., Jasser Hammami, Alexandros Kyriakidis, Panagiota Mela, Daniele Nunziata, Stavroula Papadopoulou, Manuela Pellegrino, Yannis Phillis, Nikoletta Tsitsanoudis-Mallidis, Souhir Zekri-Masson, Habib and Rym

Opening remarks:

Sihem Lamine, Administrative Manager, Tunisia Office, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University (CMES Tunisia Office), and Christos Giannopoulos, Managing Director, CHS Greece


CHS Greece, CMES Tunisia Office



Time of the event:

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 8:30–9:30pm, Eastern European Time (EET) 3:30–4:30am

Open to:


Synopsis of the event:

#After Lockdown is a 50-minute animated film presenting individual stories about living through the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic in different places in the world. Students and professors, but also contributors from outside the academic community, recorded themselves narrating their personal experiences with lockdown, travel-restrictions, switch to new forms of education, displacement, isolation, job-loss, and more broadly, adapting their life to the new circumstances imposed on them, and on their communities. The oral testimonials featured in the film were collected and selected jointly by Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece and the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, during the summer of 2020. Podcast curation and video animations are designed by Mr. Sebs, an animation studio co-directed by a Harvard CMES alum.

# After Lockdown is a combination of narrations grouped together and illustrated to form a collective scrapbook, made to document a moment of change, to be passed-on to future generations, and to our future selves.

This event is co-sponsored by the CHS Greece and the CMES Tunisia on the occasion of the 4th annual Worldwide Week at Harvard and its centerpiece, the new “24 Hours of Harvard” event, which is hosted by Harvard University's Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact chsnafplion@chs.harvard.edu in advance of the session. Please note that we will make every effort to secure services, but that services are subject to availability.

The event is open to all and will be broadcasted on Vimeo: https://worldwide.harvard.edu/24hh-24-hours-harvard

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