“Does a solid job of amplifying both sides of the matter.” – SXSW
“There is so much emotion in this film that allows whomever watching it to feel something.” - Cleveland International Film Festival
Affected tells the story of a small business owner who lost over 90% of his revenue in a matter of months after Covid-19 hit America. With much frustration and few options, Artem decided to embark on a journey to document the lives of others who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Throughout his journey, we explore the immeasurable gaps in society, race, education and medicine that have been exponentially magnified. A new divide is on the rise between those who think Covid-19 is a mere hoax that’s killing business, jobs and our economy, and those who think this is one of the biggest pandemics human beings have ever witnessed.
Will these differences cause us to grow further apart or will we manage to come closer together in the face of a new adversary? This documentary doesn’t focus on dates and numbers but instead explores the human aspect of a pandemic that has become as polarizing as it is deadly.
Festivals & Awards
Northern Virginia International Music & Film Festival 2021