A chronicle of the pandemic, using jokes and TikTok memes...
With Abdelkarim Zemhoute, Olivia Moore, Zack Michalowski and others
ARTE Tx: 14.4.2021 at 22:00 (Germany and France)
watch online in German: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/098413-000-A/viraler-humor/
watch online in French: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/098413-000-A/l-humour-aux-temps-du-corona/
When the pandemic hit the world in March 2020, jokes about our response to the disease started to spread virally through the net. It seems that, faced with collective trauma, laughter is our natural response. This film tracks the events of 2020 using memes and clips. It includes testimonies by leading scientists and well-known comedians.
German language interviews with Rudolph:
Herzog uses a wonderfully quirky selection of clips and memes and slapstick to track the period from the beginning of the pandemic to the loosening of the anti-corona measures... a refreshing perspective.
A highly intelligent film...a must-see.