Silvia Kochen, deputy director of the Executing Unit for Studies in Neurosciences and Complex Systems (ENyS, Conicet-HEC-UNAJ), principal investigator at Conicet and a neurologist, as well as a documentary filmmaker, spoke to Radio Universidad about the premiere of her documentary “First line of fire ”and commented:“ It is a documentary that I made at the peak of the 2020 pandemic, visiting the health centers that are in the southeastern region of the province of Buenos Aires and are the same places that I was working as a researcher and as a doctor, in fact we received a subsidy from the Ministry of Science and Technology and my contribution to the work of the database and epidemiological report, so it seemed wonderful to tell me what I was seeing ”.
Regarding his project, he described that “the testimonies that were collected were open interviews where I used some triggering questions that also come in handy in my medical condition and that is why it was easy for me to be able to access those places.”
He also pointed out that “it seemed important for the entire community to find out what is happening, what is being done and what is the use of what someone who is a health worker is doing.”
Along the same lines, he added: “When I finished I realized that this exceeded the local experience” and highlighted: “We put together the documentary and brought the proposal to Public Television and the only condition was that it had no commercial purpose and I did not have it. What. I am happy as a director and those I interviewed never thought that this documentary was going to be seen ”.