Slovak Society of Authors LITA annually reaches out to a local author to create a NY greeting especially for them. I feel very thankful that I was asked to create this year's greeting from the New Year with Slovak Art series.
Even though cinemas’ closure for many months deprived us of a shared moviegoing experience, many of us sought escape and distraction in movies and TV shows from our homes at least. And many imaginative solutions emerged. I found reports of community events where neighbours got together to watch old movies projected onto a house wall.
This particularly helped the elderly, who could overcome loneliness by spending time with others in the safety of their homes. Film as a work of art brought people together, and for a moment helped them forget the harsh realities of everyday life.