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Levesque, Dan (Class of 2021.5) Unprecedented times documentary, October 23, 2020

Identifier: s6_levesque_dan_unprecedented_times_film_2020

Scope and Contents

Digital video file containing "Unprecedented Times," a documentary produced by Dan Levesque, Class of 2021.5 during the summer of 2020. The film documents the experience of the Middlebury College community during the COVID-19 pandemic and features interviews with Middlebury students, faculty, administration, staff, and community members. The film also contains reactions to the murder of George Floyd by Police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 and footage from protests that followed.

Subjects discussed during the documentary include Middlebury Schools Abroad at the beginning of the pandemic and the decision to evacuate Middlebury students to the United States; Middlebury students in China and Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic; reactions to the Trump administration's pandemic response; Middlebury's virtual commencement ceremony; student response to the campus evacuation order in March, 2020; the college's "box, label, leave" plan for student possessions; Middlebury, Vermont's COVID-19 response; Middlebury health workers and hospitals; stories told by local community members who recovered from COVID-19; Middlebury, Vermont businesses during COVID-19; the American Association of University Professors at Middlebury; and remote learning;

Interviewees include Professor Carlos Velez, Dean of the CV Starr Schools Abroad; Benjy Renton, Class of 2021; Sophia Lunderberg, Class of 2021.5; Adam Blatchley, Class of 2021.5; Vermont State Senator Ruth Hardy; Anna Wood, Class of 2022; Professor Erin Wolcott; Elisa Gan, Class of 2020; Professor Kemi Fuentes-George; President Laurie Patton; Middlebury Police Chief Thomas Hanley; COVID-19 survivor Keith Mattison and his wife, Pat Mattison; Ben Wells, owner of the Middlebury Marquis; Kim Bickham, Supervisor of Waste Management; Doug Wilson, Executive Director at Charter House Coalition; Kate Wilch, dishwasher at Proctor Dining Hall; and Mary Nagy-Benson, Middlebury Union High School senior.


  • October 23, 2020

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

This film was produced by Dan Levesque, Class of 2021.5, during the summer of 2020 after being awarded a grant by Middlebury College for the production of the film.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This film was deposited in Special Collections by Dan Levesque, Class of 2021.5 on November 19, 2020.

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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