Please join producer/director Charlotte Juergens and artist Laura Taylor for a screening of scenes from a film in progress, followed by conversation and a closing reception for their co-curated exhibition COMMEMORATING COVID.
Currently in production, Afterthought is a documentary feature about COVID memorials and the people who build them. It centers on two projects: a community memorial in Detroit involving thousands of participants, and one artist’s personal memorial in NYC commemorating the loss of a friend. In documenting these stories, Afterthought memorializes individuals lost and communities changed by the pandemic and asks universal questions about shared trauma, memory, and healing.
Charlotte Juergens is a filmmaker, archival producer, and history scholar from Brooklyn, New York. She recently directed the feature documentary Sunken Roads, which premiered theatrically in 2021. As an archival producer, Charlotte has collaborated on numerous film, museum, theatrical, and network news projects. She is currently pursuing a PhD in American Culture at the University of Michigan, where her work focuses on the public memory of pandemics (past and present). Charlotte holds an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Yale. (www.charlottejuergens.com).