The First wave - Milan in the time of Covid-19

When in the second half of February the first news arrived in Milan that Covid-19 had chosen the surroundings of the city to make its appearance in Europe, no one could imagine how much and how our lives would quickly change.
Our city was at the peak of its international projection, as one of the most vibrant metropolises in the world, capable of attracting attention, investment and humanity from the entire planet.
Before the lockdown was finally declared, MIR Cinematografica together with other Milanese realities, namely MFF/Milano Film Festival, AiR3 Associazione Italiana Registi, NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano, PROXIMA MILANO and OPERA MUSIC, launched a call to action, open to all audio-visual professionals operating at different levels in the filmmaking industry.
More than 60 filmmakers have responded by sending observational, reflexive and intimate contents according to their own artistic visions.
The idea behind the documentary consists in composing a mosaic of filmmakers' gazes, who are not mere observers of the emergency; the collective challenge is to go beyond the mere surface of things by offering personal readings of their reality and a new meaning to the events in their very becoming.