In Europe, the countries hit first and hardest by the Covid 19 pandemic are slowly trying to return to normal life. From Spain to Italy citizens quarantined for weeks can now venture out for a few hours a day. More and more businesses are allowed to open. Even some schools are resuming classes. But the continent is on dangerous ground, balancing social well-being and economic necessity against the danger of causing renewed outbreaks as people begin to mingle again.

The next moves European make will either lead the continent out of danger or prolong – possibly even worsen – the current tragedy. No leader has a tried and true roadmap. The world watches to see which way the cards will fall.

Silver Award at the NYFestivals TV&Film Awards, 2021

Winner of a Silver Telly Award, 2021

Armando Guerra
Gerry Hadden

Big Story Executive Producer
Humberto Duran

Big Story Producers
Tevhid Basturk
Nina Ing
Jolie Lee

Mambo Panda Producer
Anne Cassuto

Le Blanc-Mesnil (Paris) Producer
Abdelfatah Mezlef

Gerry Hadden

Armando Guerra, Spain
Tim Spreng, Germany
Samuel Emmer, 1st AC, Germany
Lucio D. Pontoni, Italy
Alessandro Filippi, 1st AC, Italy

Klaus Köhler, Germany

Mario de Juan

Motion Graphics and Design
Albert Val

Image Restoration
Sebastian Schmidt, Uber Eck, Germany

German Translation
Anissa Boyamba
Sebastian Schmidt
Anja Minnich

Archive Material 
AFP Services

Audio Network

Special thanks to 
The immigrant workers in Almería, Spain.
The people of the Le Blanc-Mesnil district in Paris, France
The Speranza association management in Paris, France
Le Pirate Jazz Club Rosenheim and Thomas Jonas, Bavaria, Germany
Philipp Stauber, Michael Keul  and Ernst Techel in Bavaria, Germany
Carlotta Capurro, Communications official, ANPAS, Lombardy, Italy
ANPAS, Lombardy, Italy
Stanga Hannah, Italian Red Cross, Pavia