Seven young people from across the world shared their exciting plans for 2020 when “virus” started trending online. From the pandemic, through to the BLM movement and on to the US elections – VIRAL DREAMS features over a year’s worth o real-time video posts, and depicts the surprising resilience of a new generation to a global change no one saw coming.


Composed entirely of videos uploaded to social media over the course of 2020, VIRAL DREAMS tells the story of a rapidly changing world. Through the eyes of 7 protagonists in their early 20’s we follow a new generation, coming to age in unprecedented times. Each of the protagonists has a long-cherished dream they plan to accomplish, but as the year unfolds the world around them starts to change dramatically: news of a novel virus emerges, Black Lives Matter Protests take to the streets, the US elects a new president, and an economic crisis is looming on the horizon. As the protagonists try to find their way in this increasingly unforeseeable future, they turn to Social Media to communicate and express themselves, while documenting everything from long-distance relationships to job loss and financial hardships, to surprising political awakenings.

Directors: Udi Nir & Sagi Bornstein
Producers: Christian Beetz, Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein
Executive Producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner
Associate Producer: Anne Von Petersdorff
Editor: Sagi Bornstein
Research: Offir Yitzhak Merkel & Maor Tovim
Graphic Design: Guy Dahan
Music: Nils Kacirek & Milan Meyer-Kaya, Lauterfisch Music
German Versioning: Kerstin Meyer-Beetz & Rabea Rahmig

Featuring videos by: @BB Tequila, @Cass and Jay, @Tinie Planet, @Mallu Traveler, @Nathaniel Drew, @Riley Tench, @Justin Marcus



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