Parenthesis is a documentary recorded in Barcelona during the state of alarm and the first home confinement established as a result of the appearance of COVID-19. In this very particular context of a global pandemic, the documentary reflects on the society in which we live, linking the socio-economic dynamics of the capitalist system with the emotions they generate in us.
The piece moves the viewer on a two-way journey. On the one hand, it bears witness to the impact that the strangest spring of our lives had on domestic recordings of how Candela, Magí and Senda, three brothers of the Ferrer Pons family, lived in confinement. And on the other hand, it aims to encourage critical thinking about the possible consequences that the global health crisis will have on our way of living through the testimony of different experts and prominent figures from the social, cultural and political spheres.
With the participation of the economist Arcadi Oliveres, the writer Brigitte Vasallo, the professor of Political Science Joan Subirats, the activist Maria Serra, the journalist Luca Dobry, the philosopher Eurídice Cabañes, the psychologist Gisela Pi, the social educator David Vázquez and journalist and youtuber Pol Andiñach.
Documental for BTV, 2020
Production Company Carmel
Directed by Albert Pons and Oriol Cid
Cinematography Albert Pons and Marc Ibáñez