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Covid Chronicles: Lonely Streets, A Short Reflection

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posted on 18.11.2022, 14:29 authored by Agnes Czajka

Agnes Czajka argues that by drawing a poignant connection between Covid-19 and the devastation wrought by the Anthropocene, the film Lonely Streets implores us to awaken from dangerous delusions.


Created by Syrian refugees living in Malaysia, the beautiful film of lonely streets under lockdown is framed around Mwaffaq Al-Hajjar’s poem to ‘Mother Earth’. It brings together reflections on multiple overlapping crises around inequality, migration, health and environment in the empty streets of Kuala Lumpur where the homeless, the excluded and feral cats now reign.


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This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.


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