Documentaries about people and their worlds

Quarantine in a holiday paradise

A documentary by António Cascais

A production of SWR

In the series Subject (Betrifft)

TV Premiere 15th of August 2020, 20.15 Uhr

The film is available on the SWR Doku-Youtube channel.

It sounded like a good plan: while the corona virus is raging all over Europe, Jörg Helmreich wanted to sit out the crisis on the Atlantic coast. Hardly any danger of infection in the sea breeze, the big cities far away.
The province of Alentejo in southwest Portugal is sparsely populated, a natural paradise. The area is considered to be largely free of the coronavirus. Jörg Helmreich is therefore not the only one with the idea of bridging the crisis here on the coast. Many motorhome owners from all over Europe gather on pitches because the campsites are closed. The quarantine turns out to be not very paradisiacal and the previously so friendly hosts are increasingly annoyed.

Our author António Cascais' 15-minute film is a part of the play Corona - and everything is different from the series Subject (Betrifft).

Editor: Martina Treuter

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