A Short Movie
Ece Atıl (Austria) & Ayushi Sawalka (India)
// Pandemic and Meaning of a Home:
"A Short Movie"
A TALE OF LIFE IN TWO CITIES-KOLKATA, INDIA AND VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The idea behind the video was very simple- capturing the essence of a normal day routine in the two cities during this deadly pandemic. We tried to establish a sense of commonalty between the two culturally stark lifestyles. Capturing the way, the day starts by bringing freshness through water in thee two cities we moved ahead to how the quarantine period shifted office to home and working in person to virtual meetings. We found that in both the cities the day time was usually spent in balancing the household chores and the office work. On looking at the positive side of this period, we realised that the much-needed evening time that we all missed in the fast-paced life that we were living in, was a boon during this time. While back in India we spend it with our entire family coming together, in Vienna it’s more of a self-time that one gets. Summing up on this note it was enriching to experience that although we are separated by boundaries and oceans, the world is connected with the same emotions.