When students in the Ithaca College class Nonfiction Production started in mid-January, they each had planned to get out and shoot an investigative documentary about another person. However, the coronavirus pandemic kept them isolated within the confines of their own homes, and to produce their documentary they now had to turn their investigative eye toward their families and themselves.
“What COVID-19 Taught Me” captures the stories of quarantined Ithaca College students and explores what they’ve learned during the pandemic. The 30-minute docu-series will be broadcast on Saturday, June 27, at 11 p.m. on the Syracuse PBS station WCNY. The goal of the docuseries is to emphasize the fact that although it seems we are far apart from one another, we are all facing similar challenges and getting through this chaos together.