Children as documentarians of the COVID-19 pandemic

This chapter from the book Documentary in the Age of COVID investigates the making of the film Dengang Danmark lukkede ned (Lockdown – A Children’s Story, 2020) which was initiated by the children’s film festival Buster and The National Museum of Denmark with the intention to have Danish children document and share their experience of life during lockdown.

Drawing on research on co-creation and participatory filmmaking, the chapter analyses the process as well as the filmmaking choices of director Emil Nørgaard Munk and discusses how filmmaking with/by children is often marked by on-going influences, negotiations and decisions made by adults in various ways.

A pre-print of the article can be accessed here

Information on the published book can be accessed here


Chapter & Introduction by Eva Novrup Redvall