Observing and documenting events that were strongly influenced by the pandemic in 2020.
Locked up at home and alone, director Maka Gogaladze felt that she was part of something bigger. She realized that her constant fear of an uncertain future was no longer hers alone.With a sense that she returned to her childhood, to the 1990s, Maka feels like she can simply go outside and share all her fears and feelings of insecurity with a stranger. There is no need to go far; it seems that the world around her shrunk in 2020. It has become exactly the same as it was in the past - her whole world is still within walking distance from her front door.
I realized that something dramatically changed about a year ago when I was sitting on a bus and I coughed in my mask. The woman sitting next to me turned her back on me demonstratively. At the first opportunity, she moved further away from me. This was the first time another human was scared of me.
Soon after that, a whole series of hard experiences began and fear became part of my daily routine. However, handling my own fears is nothing compared to handling someone being afraid of me. It turns out that there was very little I could do about that. This film allowed me to enter that new reality, which was actually just outside my front door. It appeared that I had been ignoring it. I tried hard to break through this wall and rediscover the world I disconnected from many years ago when I missed my chance to explore it in the pool of opportunities.