In a series of eight short films, Respond presents the raw experiences of frontline healthcare workers during the pandemic, as captured by filmmakers during lockdown. Together, these shorts share a personal glimpse into the caretaker’s universe, revealing immense strength and vulnerability, while showing the impact COVID-19 has had on both the healthcare and film making industries.
Following the premiere screening, the audience is invited to share their reflections online at the Digital Hub. Then, ABC Radio’s award-winning Libbi Gorr will host a Q&A discussion with a selection of filmmakers and healthcare workers, focussing on their experiences during filmmaking, their reaction to seeing the final films, and what has changed for them in the year since these films were made.
The conversation will continue on the Digital Hub, where The University of Melbourne creatives will share their responses to audience reflections from the event.
All profits from this event will be donated to The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation.
Stop by the Meat Market Hub during MKW to view the films in-person at the Respond exhibition.
Please note, only the premiere event is ticketed. To view the films in the Meat Market Hub, there is no registration required.