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Lockdown project SUNBEAM brings world together amid COVID-19 pandemic

With an aim to spread hope and positivity amid the COVID-19 pandemic director Arunjit Borah, an Indian filmmaker based in Mumbai, has released a lockdown video titled SUNBEAM

The video captures artists and people from around the globe sharing their thoughts about this difficult time.

“The world is going through a difficult time, perhaps one of the most difficult times in the history of mankind. However, though COVID-19 has brought in so much fear, anxiety and depression into the world, on a positive note, this has come as a blessing in disguise as well. The bright side of the situation is, this has brought the whole world together, helping us realize the fact that we are human first in spite of differences of race, language, religion, demography, or skin colour, having exactly the same kind of emotions inside us. On individual front also, this has helped us providing the break to introspect and to be more free, expressive, and nourish our creative sides,” said SUNBEAM’s director Arunjit.

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He further said, “I firmly believe, the end of this crisis will transform the world by changing the way we have been thinking and living. The brighter days are sure to come. There is always a bright sun waiting at the end of a dark night.”

Meanwhile, associate producer Stanley Coelho from Chicago said, “This Global Experimental Lockdown Project had a purpose, and I think we were able to achieve it with through this video, you may not understand the language from every participant from different parts of the world but they bring one strong message for all of us, is to be one and to be Positive.”

Bollywood actor Rakesh Chaturvedi OM; Ahchitz Azkona,an actor and film director from Mexico; Marwa Kamel, a documentarian from Egypt; Sonia Melnyk, an animation artist from Ukraine; Janina Pritzker, a painter from Germany; Chiao-Lin Ho, a film director from Taiwan; Shrin Caiola, an actor from Italy; Wale Don, an actor from Africa and Carol Fallon, an actor from the USA featured the video.

All these artists have come together from their respective homes and countries and have expressed their present experience and how they are surviving with hope at this time of a world pandemic.

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