ABOUT

summary

David and Lynn are in the midst of a relationship crisis—he's lost his job, and his self-esteem and libido are at a nadir—on the morning of September 11, 2001.  When news of the terrorist attacks reaches their home, David becomes fixated on the twenty-four hour television coverage with an intensity that makes Lynn uneasy, despite their relationship's new, if unclear, vitality. 


A raw and uncompromising human drama, “COVERAGE” shines a critical light on the media's exploitation of the events of 9/11, while also exploring the blurry boundaries of human sexuality and powerlessness in the technological age.

director’s statement

The idea for this film was born several years ago while watching a videotape of news reports from September 11th, 2001. Separated from the immediacy of the attacks, I was struck not only by the sheer number of times the same events were replayed, but also by the fetishistic way in which the footage was handled. The media’s orgiastic repetition of images surpassed necessity, and it reduced the events to simple and sublime images of destruction.

“COVERAGE” is an examination of the media’s depiction of 9/11 as it affects an average couple. In doing so, the film also raises issues of addiction, technology, and–surprisingly–the shifting boundaries of love and sex in the 21st century. In the end, “COVERAGE” also becomes an unsettling example of the very fetishization that it sets out to explore.