The Routine

Editing and composition: Tian Leng

It’s the 73rd day of my life under quarantine. Living next to two major hospitals in Manhattan, I have been so close (and so distant) to the fearless care workers who are still fighting against COVID-19. Outside my windows, I hear the clapping and cheering to the front-line workers at 7pm every day; inside my apartment, I sleep, work, play, bake, eat, and repeat.

The film was published in the Society of Cinema and Media Studies’ SCMS+ and was included in its “Short Attention Span Criticism” collection that featured short-form scholarly works on the relationship between media and the pandemic.

Leng, Tian, “The Routine.” SCMS+, June 2020, http://www.cmstudies.org/resource/resmgr/scmsplus/Leng_The_Routine.pdf.

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