# After Lockdown - Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic- Film Premiere


Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 8:30pm to 9:30pm



# After Lockdown Premiere

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University

are pleased to announce the premiere of the short film they co-produced during summer 2020:





A short film designed by MR. SEBS


Co-produced by:

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

The Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University


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.


To be premiered as part of  24 Hours of Harvard, Worldwide Week at Harvard 2020


Save the following dates:


FILM- PREMIERE: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 // 8:30-9:30 PM (EDT)

8:30PM Boston-time // October 8th, 1:30AM Tunis-time // October 8th : 3:30AM Athens-time


FILM-DISCUSSION: Friday, October 9, 2020 // 12:00-1:30 PM (EDT)

12:00PM Boston-time // 5:00PM Tunis-time // 7:00 PM Athens-time


Join the film directors, participants, producers and crew:

Mohamad Saleh, Co-Director and Writer, Mr. Sebs,

Daniel Salgado, Co-Director and Animator, Mr. Sebs


Lauren Montague, Administrative Director, CMES; Sihem Lamine, Administrative and Program Manager, CMES Tunisia; Elizabeth Flanagan, Program Coordinator for Events, CMES.

Christos Giannopoulos, Managing Director, CHS Greece; Evangelos Katsarelis, Programs and Events Manager, CHS Greece; Nicolas Prevelakis, Lecturer on Social Studies, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, and Assistant Director of Curricular Development, CHS US, Harvard University.


Both events will be held online. Links for watching the film premiere and registration details will be available as dates approach.



About the film:


# 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 Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, 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.


Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about digital access, please contact cmes_tunisia@fas.harvard.edu or 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.


For all questions, feel free to contact: cmes_tunisia@fas.harvard.edu or chsnafplion@chs.harvard.edu