Since the health crisis began, we’ve brought you dozens of stories of hope and resilience on “The Coronavirus Chronicle.” As we enter this next phase in the pandemic, this will be the last episode in the series for now. We hear from Joanna Satanowska who lives in Warsaw. The 31-year-old film director started to shoot her debut feature when the pandemic shut down public life in Poland.
Anja Medved lives in a small town in Slovenia on the Italian border. The 50-year-old documentary filmmaker knows a lot about a good glass of wine, as her partner has a small vineyard where they sell bottles of red and white. The pandemic hasn’t affected Anja as much as some, and she feels positive changes are on the horizon.
After being stuck at home for seven weeks, Anthony Martin and his family now have a little freedom to move around in their Barcelona neighborhood. While grateful for his family’s safety, the 55-year-old American real estate agent has already noticed changes in the rental market in his city now that tourists aren’t visiting.
Ida Sandberg lives in the Netherlands. Her job, which is offering roadside assistance to travelers in need, just got a lot tougher as some European countries plan to ease border restrictions next month without having figured out how best to do so. How is that affecting her own plans?
Guillermo Donato lives in Manerbio, a small town in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, which was the hardest hit by the coronavirus in the country. For months, it kept him from doing little other than enjoying his outdoor garden. But with some Italian restrictions now being lifted, the 48-year-old floral designer is slowly getting back to work. How does he think Italy will bear up after the first wave of the pandemic?
Manfred Kirschner runs Crystal Ball, a small gallery in Kreuzberg. The 53-year-old just had his first art opening since the coronavirus outbreak shut down galleries and museums. The exhibition by artist Gabriele Regiert — a mix of canvases, drawings and objects — is called: “Plan B.”