A story of a generation born in the age of social media and growing up in a world dominated by a global pandemic. The film consists entirely of videos uploaded to social media in 2020 by seven people in their early 20’s from around the world.
They all had big plans for 2020 but the world around them changes dramatically because of COVID 19, growing social unrest, and a looming economic crisis. In the midst of these uncertain times, they document everything from long distance relationships, to job loss and financial hardships, to unexpected political awakenings.
“To appreciate the roving, sometimes gauche nature of Viral, a new documentary following seven YouTube vloggers in 2020, one must consider its experimental form… the film, directed by Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein, is entirely composed of YouTube videos.” Lovia Gyarkye, Hollywood Reporter
Awards and Nominations
Berlin Series Festival, 2021, Germany, Best Docu-Series Award
DocAviv Film Festival, Israel, 2021, Israeli Competition, Best Editing, Winner and Israeli Competition for Best Israeli Film, Nominee
International Documentary Association 2022 IDA Award, Best Short Form Series, Nominee
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2021, Official Selection
Raindance Film Festival, UK, 2021, Official Selection
Berlin Series Festival, 2021, Best Docu-Series Award
Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir
English (some English subtitles)
2021, 87 min