As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, we witness the profound impact it has on our society. In New York, one of the world’s most iconic cityscapes has been transformed. The bustling Times Square is virtually deserted, devoid of life, energy and vibrancy. In a new documentary, Third Person, we explore the changing dynamics of New York during these uncertain times.
We follow Tamika Lawrence, a young woman who loved Times Square for its electric energy and cultural significance. But with social distancing and mask-wearing becoming the new normal, Tamika is saddened by the disappearance of the city’s vibrant and lively atmosphere. As she struggles to make ends meet with a part-time job, Tamika wonders if the Times Square she once knew will ever return.