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When all this is over and society returns to some semblance of normality, we will look back at all the documentation of this period and appreciate the kindness, hard work and sacrifice from communities around the world in unprecedented times.

Kelis-Angel Moloney, a local filmmaker and photography student from The Northern School of Art, has produced a documentary (which she made over the Christmas break) to capture the zeitgeist of 2020 in her hometown of Middlesbrough. It’s been viewed by thousands of people since its release and is a piece of work that, despite the subject matter, has a positive outlook, as Kelis explains.

“Originally it was just going to be on Boro and Covid wasn’t going to be involved but I wanted to show how life has changed and as a community we stayed strong and that hopefully in 2021 there will be better times,”

It took the former Outwood Academy Acklam student four to five days to film and edit with most of the footage being filmed on her new DJI Mini 2 drone (which she received as a Christmas present) and the other footage on her Sony a7iii camera with a Sigma 85mm 1.4 lens. The video features some stunning landscape shots as well as more intimate footage with those with Kelis’ nana and grandad, mum, dad and neighbour (who are all key workers) as well as people from her local corner shop.

With another lockdown announced since this was made, Kelis plans to film another documentary called ‘Lockdown Part 3’.

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