Let's Corona | March 30, 2020
Martin Thaulow hosting at Let's Corona.
As I’m writing this the world has a total of 861.305 confirmed corona cases, a total of 42.365 deaths and 180 countries and regions have been affected. Citizens of the Globe now have one thing in common: Covid-19 or Corona as it is also named. A global pandemic that affects everyone and our everyday life.
On my birthday on March 11 Denmark was shut down. Since then everyone have stayed in a quarantine at their homes. Me too…
The first week of the lockdown I felt depressed and hopeless. Despair kicked in, as I lost projects and a lot of money and my father was suddenly infected with Corona. I feared for his life as the situation got worse. Luckily he has recovered now after som tense weeks. He made it, many others haven't.
As life was changing rapidly it made me think: How can something good turn out of the situation? What can I do, and how can I make a positive contribution?... For years I have been traveling with my camera primarily addressing the issues of the displace. Trying to put a face to the refugees of our time. Giving them a voice.
From these thoughts the idea of “Let’s Corona” arose. Since I can't go out in the world physically for now, (and don’t know for how long), I might as well travel through cyberspace, from my quarantine at home.
What I have is a unique access through my network. I have met, worked, interviewed and spend time with so many amazing people during my time out there. Many of them have become dear friends, and they are still there... SO WHY NOT make this my positive contribution. Live meetings with amazing and giving people on our Globe. Giving us an insight to life in Corona-times where they are.
I haven’t been live streaming before so forgive me for my trial and error. I promise I’ll do my best and hopefully others will enjoy and get something out of it too.
I will be in quarantine until April 13. It might be prolonged, but so far the plan is to air one livestream everyday until April 13. From there I will continue, but at a lower frequency.
THANKS - and Let’s Corona!
Updated | April 20, 2020
Let's Corona | March 30, 2020
Wassim Nasser Houchaimi, founder of "On Time" is the first guest directly from Lebanon.
Broadcast | Live on tape from Lebanon
Let's Corona | March 31, 2020
Rabie fled the war in Syria and now lives in Lebanon. I have been working with him in Lebanon during the past 3 years, where he has been helping out as a journalist and stringer. Today he joins this "Let's Corona" talk directly from his grandparents garden in Bekaa to have a talk about life before and after COVID-19.
Livestream | Live from Lebanon
Let's Corona | April 1, 2020
This 'Let's Corona' talk is with the Syrian photographer and activist Firas Abdullah. He will join from France, where he lives now. Stay tuned at 21.00 (CET).
Livestream | Live from france
Let's Corona | April 3, 2020
This 'Let's Corona' talk is with social anthropologist Karen Lisa Salamon. She is joining from Copenhagen to give us her take on how COVID-19 affects humans and the Globe in a broad perspective. Stay tuned at 6.00 PM (CET).
Livestream | Live from DEnmark
Let's Corona | April 4, 2020
Livestream | Live from Germany