A documentary weaving diverse YouTube-materials into one grand narrative, depicting how people worldwide use the internet to overcome the Corona pandemic.

As humanity fights Coronavirus, millions of people worldwide are living in lockdown, hiding from an invisible enemy, isolated from their friends and family, but also forced to get creative and come together. By combining the quarantine stories that people share on YouTube, with public appearances of their state leaders - VIRAL depicts how people around the world use social media to communicate, unite, and overcome the global challenge of our lifetime.


Israel / Germany

Release year 2021
Runtime 90 min / 8X12 min series

Aspect ratio 16:9

Screening format DCP

Sound Seround 5.1

Color Color

Stage of production Production



Copro 2020, Israel

Sunny Side of the Doc 2020, France


Directors Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein
Producers Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein

Creative producer Anne Von Petersdorff

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udiVsagi production is a Tel-Aviv-Jaffa based documentary film production company, run by filmmaker duo Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein. Their work includes GOLDA (2019), #uploading_holocaust (2016), and Kafka's Last Story (2011).