1. Patricia R. Zimmermann and Caren Kaplan, “Coronavirus Deon Genres: Spectacles of Distance and Melancholia, Film Quarterly Quorum (30 April 2020), https://filmquarterly.org/2020/04/30/coronavirus-drone-genres-spectacles-of-distance-and-melancholia/ [return to page 1]

2. Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Rendall (Berkeley: University of California Press 1984), 92.

3. Eyal Weizman, “Introduction: At the Threshold of Detectability,” Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (New York: Zone Books, 2017), 13–47.

4. Weizman, “Introduction,” 21.

5. Weizman, “Introduction,” 21.

6. U.S. population data from United States Census Bureau, “City and Town Population Totals: 2010–2019,” (last revised: 07 May 2020), https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/popest/2010s-total-cities-and-towns.html.

7. All non-U.S. population data from United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, The World’s Cities in 2018—Data Booklet (ST/ESA/ SER.A/417) (New York: United Nations, 2018), https://www.un.org/en/events/citiesday/

8. Madeline Drexler, “Bhutan Is the World’s Unlikeliest Pandemic Success Story,” The Atlantic (10 February 2021), https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/02/coronavirus-pandemic-bhutan/617976/.

9. Brian Steinberg, “CNN’s Coronavirus Town Hall Has Become A Prime-time Staple,” Variety (28 May 2020), https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/cnn-coronavirus-town-hall-anderson-cooper-sanjay-gupta-1234618706/

10. Ian Urrutia, “Redefining the Protest Anthem in the Time of a Pandemic,” The Rest is Noise (09 July 2020), https://therestisnoiseph.com/alternatrip-ngayon-ang-panahon/ [return to page 2]

11. Benjamin Lee, “Locked Down Review—Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Pandemic Stinker,” The Guardian (13 January 2021), https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jan/13/locked-down-review-anne-hathaway-and-chiwetel-ejiofor-pandemic-stinker.

12. Special thanks to Ivy Ikinyi for sharing this collection with us.

13. Hadassah Egbedi, “African Women in The Time of COVID-19 (Ladima Film Competition): Love, Zawadi by Wambui Gathee,” Ventures Africa (22 July 2020), http://venturesafrica.com/african-women-in-the-time

14. Tyler Aquilina, “Ana Lily Amirpour Made a Brilliant COVID-19 Short for Netflix,” Entertainment Weekly (29 June 2020), https://ew.com/movies/ana-lily-amirpour-homemade-covid-19-short-film-netflix/.

15. Peter Bradshaw, “Homemade Review – Kristen Stewart Leads Netflix’s Lockdown Short Films,” The Guardian (29 June 2020), https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jun/29/homemade-

16. Johnny Diaz, “The Flaming Lips Performed to People in Literal Bubbles. Is It Safer?,” New York Times (25 January 2021), https://www.nytimes.com/
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17. Dale Hudson and Patricia R. Zimmermann, “An Archive of Small Media During First Wave COVID-19: Productive Memories of the Global Trauma, in Filipe Martins, ed. Memory and Aesthetic Experience: Essays on Cinema, Media and Cognition (Porto, Portugal: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, 2020), 166.

18. Janet Galvan, interview with Patricia R. Zimmermann, 23 January 2021.

19. Aaron Witek, interview with Patricia R. Zimmermann, 27 January 2021.

20. Sean Lindfors, interview with Patricia R. Zimmermann, 12 January 2021.

21. World Health Organization, “Listings of WHO’s response to COVID-19,” (29 June 2020; last updated: 15 December 2020), https://www.who.int/news/item/29-06-2020-covidtimeline.

23. Zhang Zhen, “Towards. Digital Political Mimesis: Aesthetic of Affect and Activist Video.” in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film, ed. Zhang Zhen and Angela Zito (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015), 336.

24. Cecilia Dardana, “Coronation, Ai Weiwei’s Documentary Filmed by Wuhan Residents during Lockdown,” trans. Laura Brown, Lifegate (10 December 2020), https://www.lifegate.com/coronation-documentary-ai-weiwei-wuhan.

25. Despite western fantasies that the Social Credit System is exceptional to China, it exists by other names everywhere, including Uber, which requires users and providers to rate one another. The system is more precisely a network of systems controlled by individual provinces and private corporations. Nicole Kobie, “The Complicated Truth about China’s Social Credit System,” Wired UK (07 June 2019), https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-social-credit-system-explained.

26. Cecilia Dardana, “Coronation, Ai Weiwei’s Documentary Filmed by Wuhan Residents during Lockdown,” trans. Laura Brown, Lifegate (10 December 2020), https://www.lifegate.com/coronation-documentary-ai-weiwei-wuhan.

27. Anthony D’Allessandro, “How the Pandemic Wiped Out the Studios Domestic Box Office Market Share in 2020,” Deadline Hollywood (31 December 2020), https://deadline.com/2020/12/2020-box-office-studio-domestic-market-share-covid-19-1234663350/. [return to page 4]

28. Eric Kohn, “Netflix Quarantine Anthology is Pure Filmmaking Talent in Bit Size Pieces,” Indiewire (20 June 2020), https://www.indiewire.com/