A series of vlogs which captured life in the first lockdown by a group of Level 3 Performing Arts students at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is set to be archived for future generations by the International Time Capsule Society.
The films captured life in lockdown from the young people’s perspective as part of London-based Theatre Three’s Coronavirus Time Capsule Project (recently cited in a UN report on young people) and will now be preserved for at least 150 years by the International Time Capsule Society, which helps record, digitise, and preserve time capsules giving individuals, families and organisations an independent voice to the future.
One of the students who featured in the project, MacKenzie Moreland, from Newtownards, now studying on the HND Performing Arts course, spoke about the preservation of the films.
He said: “I feel honoured that the films are going to be in the International Time Capsule Society’s archive.
“When we first started the time capsules films back in March 2020, never in a million years did I think this would happen.
“I’m hoping that when people get to see them in many years to come, it’ll be a great insight to what it was like for us to be living through a pandemic.”
Fellow HND Performing Arts student Taylor Dowling, from Bangor, who was also involved in the project, said: “I think it’s brilliant that our films are being added to the International Time Capsule Society.
“It’s a true reflection into what life was like in full lockdown, especially for young people – how we communicated and studied, how we entertained ourselves, even what we ate and the little rituals that got us through the strangest time in our lives is recorded for prosperity. It really was history in the making.”
You can watch all 12 of the Coronavirus Time Capsule videos that the students produced on SERC’s YouTube channel.
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