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Twenty Voices of 2020

In early 2020, life as we knew it changed.

In Twenty Voices of 2020, Jo Fuller takes us to one small corner of the world to see the human impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, sharing the stories of 20 people in her community in Melbourne, Australia, but in their words – the school principal, the policeman, the pilot, the nine-year-old school girl, the doctor who lives up the road.

Their stories tell of real events, real emotions, and they also tell of a greater shared story; that in forcing us to experience some things differently, 2020 offered us the chance to experience something more. Our gratitude for the small things, for the simple things, for the previously underappreciated and even unseen things deepened. Our sense of community evolved too, becoming stronger than many of us had ever known.

Like a thread, the stories of the 20 voices weave through our common experience of navigating a year that changed the world and in so doing, they ultimately stitch us together upon a fabric that is so much greater than ourselves alone.