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Mute: Dance Silenced by COVID (2021)
Documentary - Short Film
Duration: 18 mins
Location: United States of America, Brazil
Long Island Film Festival 7/27 Noon - 8/1
Mute: Dance Silenced By COVID is a short documentary of six US dancers and their experiences within the initial months of COVID. A “light on the other end of the tunnel” story, Mute: Dance Silenced By COVID also speaks on personal reactions to George Floyd’s murder, artist unemployment, new hopes, and creativity.
As the world begins to wake from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to be reminded of the joys that kept us going – the arts. The arts laid dark for many months, casting a sector of people from their livelihoods. Mute: Dance Silenced By COVID gives voice to dancers across regions and conversations, as they tell stories of simple life and complex reality. Dance is not solely esoteric, but a digestible and essential part of every culture. This film provides a COVID “time capsule”, one that shares the thoughts of an over-giving (but often undervalued) group of expressive human beings.