New documentary touches upon effects of pandemic in Catalonia
'Corona lessons: Barcelona in lockdown' assesses virus' impact on culture, health, and economy
A new documentary, 'Corona lessons: Barcelona in lockdown', is the Catalan government office in Central Europe's latest attempt to understand the impact Covid-19 has had on Catalonia.
Produced by Minoria Absoluta, the short film strives to assess the effects the pandemic has had on certain aspects of Catalan society, including its culture, health, and economy, drawing conclusions on "lessons" learned over the past months.
Prominent figures are featured including Jaume Padrós, head of the Catalan College of Physicians, who describes how unprepared the health system was in Catalonia and elsewhere the first months the virus struck.
Also featured are people such as Catalonia 2022 working group coordinator Victòria Alsina, who stresses the need to invest in a "decarbonized" economy and to promote talent-attracting policies, or Bernat Solé, the Catalan foreign affairs minister who criticizes the "re-centralization" experienced during the state of alarm.
The film will be streamed on YouTube and on LaDiadaEuropea.com on Thursday as part of the central European office's Catalan National Day celebrations. The documentary will be preceded by a speech by Krystyna Schreiber, the Catalan government delegate in Vienna, and followed by speeches by Austrian business representatives, among others.