Covid Courage: Stories of Sydney Jewry is a three-part documentary series chronicling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on everyday lives. Watch the series trailer.
Commissioned by Plus61J Media, and written and directed by Sydney filmmaker Benjamin Strum, the series provides a compelling insight into the ordinary and extraordinary ways that Sydney Jewish people have responded to life in lockdown.
Each part will be released on a Monday morning, beginning April 25. The release of Pandemic Pen Pal will coincide with the beginning of the week of Yom Hashoah, the international day for Holocaust remembrance.
Part one, Pandemic Pen Pal, charts an unlikely friendship between ageing, isolated Holocaust survivor, George, and Bar Mitzvah-aged student, David, brought together as pen pals in the midst of a lockdown.
Part two, Frontline Frum, tells the inspiring story of Orthodox Rabbi Dovid Slavin, who leads a team of volunteers at Our Big Kitchen, preparing thousands of meals each day for Sydney’s homeless and hungry.
Part three, Goddess Vengeance, captures a brave journey of self-discovery by young woman, Hanna, who must confront loneliness and uncertainty wrought by the pandemic.