Director: Various
Year Released: 2020
Rating: 0.5

Eighteen filmmakers from all over the globe decided to make little short films during the global pandemic - due to SARS-CoV-2, which originated in Wuhan, China - that put almost all of society in quarantine (and hopefully practicing social distancing when forced to go out) and while I sense the heart is in the right place, and understand that they don't have the equipment and personnel to make 'proper' films, most of them are significantly worse than film school projects.  Don't get me wrong, it's not nearly as tone-deaf as the celebrity sing-a-long to John Lennon's "Imagine" in March of 2020, but it invited many of the directors to make essentially narcissistic video blogs (Morrison, Chadha, Karase), stories with underdeveloped plots (Gyllenhaal, Campos) or silly experiments with toys (Sorrentino) and text messaging (Nyoni) ... and one even tries for a music video (Lelio).  You have to leave it to K. Stew to keep her camera fixed on her own face for over ten minutes, but I think the Ladj Ly and Ana Lily Amirpour segments - which both use drones - have the right idea: it's about more than just 'ourselves,' it's about the pain of the planet.