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Slovak Documentarian Tereza Nvotova on ‘New York City in the Time of Covid-19’

Slovak Documentarian Tereza Nvotova on ‘New York City in the Time of Covid-19’

Slovak documentarian Tereza Nvotova, who has confronted corruption and politics in past films such as 2017’s “The Lust for Power,” found herself beached in New York during the Covid-19 outbreak in the spring, unable to return legally to her home in the Czech Republic with her partner, American actor Jacob Pitts. Then she got an assignment from public broadcaster Czech TV to film the city and how its people were faring.

Screening at Ji.hlava Film Festival (you can watch it here) as one of several docs made during the pandemic, each embracing a different perspective and style, “New York City in the Time of Covid-19” is a powerful, funny and poignant short in which Nvotova conscripts her friend Peter to take her out on interviews via motorcycle to avoid virus-infested public transit.

Before solving her legal problem by having an officiator conduct a marriage from his window, she gathers wide-ranging comments from hospital nurses,

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