By: Sara Kovač / Nova24tv
“I am watching Mitja Okorn’s film about covid-19. I am angry. Angry because this movie had not been here much earlier. I am even more angry, though, because I know there are people among us who will not be touched by the film and will continue to believe their conspiracy theories. Mitja, hats off,” is one of the positive responses of the documentary Covid-19, by the famous Slovenian director Mitja Okorn. Nova24TV will broadcast the film on Sunday at 7.30 pm.
On Friday, the film of the world-famous Slovenian director Mitja Okorn, Covid-19, premiered on the national television RTV and the commercial Planet TV.
Even before anyone saw it, the principals’ associations rudely resisted the request of the Minister of Education Simona Kustec to show the film to children in schools – it is an educational content that will bring the suffering of people with the virus closer to every young person. Most of them have faced this insidious disease in hospitals, and far away from the public eye, only they and the medical staff know what the patients were going through. In addition, the disease has affected mostly the elderly, so it would be extremely detrimental for young people not to hear first-hand the experiences of survivors.
Will Pečan admit the mistake?
Numerous praises of Okorn’s film could be heard from the Twitter responses of the viewers. Although, at times, there were extremely emotional scenes, the film seems to have achieved its purpose. “Now I would immediately get vaccinated 10 times if I could,” is the response of the still unvaccinated person, who was extremely touched by the stories of the patients. Yet another wrote that he did not understand why this would be propaganda for principals? The director of the communication office, Uroš Urbanija, wrote that he hopes that director Gregor Pečan had watched the documentary to make it clear to him that he had made a serious mistake. The remaining commentators, however, expressed regret that the film had not seen the light of day much earlier. Otherwise, the film is another of the top works of the Slovenian director: “Mitja, hats off!”