MERTON
DISTANCING
DIARIES

A film about Merton during the coronavirus pandemic, made collectively by its residents.

Merton Distancing Diaries is supported by the Merton Giving Fund 

WEEKLY TASKS

Here are six tasks designed to help you to find creative ways to record what you are seeing, hearing and feeling during this unique time in human history. You can complete them at your own pace - monthly, weekly, daily or all in one go! Don't forget to share them with us by tagging us on socials (@FilmanthropyUK and/ or #MertonDistancingDiaries) and submitting here.

Super short videos full of tips and tricks to help you to complete the weekly tasks. Like you, we used our mobile phones to film video and record audio for these videos!

'HOW TO' VIDEOS

HALL OF FAME

Here's a gallery of some of our favourite submissions so far. For your chance to feature, pick a task and submit to us here.

ABIRA, 21

"It's made me feel really anxious, but I'm thankful that I can still be with my family."

JOSEPH F, 63

'I am Covid'

AMMA K, 15 

"Everyday when I wake up I feel a little overwhelmed by the virus and it's impact.

So I try and remember my sources of power (family, positivity, gratitude, community) and this helps me get ready to start my day."

KATIE, 35 &
LEXIE, 4

" We like to start our day by saying one thing that we're grateful for."

JANE, 59

" We had a socially distanced VE Day party in the garden. Celebrating with neighbours over the fence.

 

It was nice to get all dressed up, socialise and celebrate something."

SAMANTHA, 27

'Coronavirus'