Dear Audiovisual Division Members,
Far from simply welcoming the arrival of a more relaxed summer, when we are finally getting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the current state of things must be acknowledged as, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of lives this pandemic has now claimed, innocent lives have also been taken violently and unjustifiably.
Yet in the face of this rampant racism, we are witnessing an unexpected, infectious phenomenon that goes way beyond even Coronavirus’ reach: a deeply humbling, exemplary, and moving American spring that is powerful and promising enough to make personal, domestic, and global loss at so many levels meaningful. Change things. Solidarity with this claim for justice is found in every walk of life, in every nook and cranny of our world. We are one people, one heart, one soul. We stand by you.
Precisely because of how uniquely isolating these times are, we have thought of ways to feel close together by illustrating how our fellow translators have been navigating through these past three months, both professionally and personally. With that in mind, we put together graphic and written reports of our activities and the connection we have been trying to established with our extended community. Because we want to hear from you and stay connected. United we will overcome this!
And because life goes on, we are still looking out for training and events that you could be interested in and for the latest updates on delayed industry conferences to keep you in the know.
Last but not least, we put together engaging content such as quality control and productivity as well as COVID-19-related articles on and mental health for linguists and subtitling in the times of the pandemic.
We will all proudly continue to do our job to the best of our ability so that we can keep bringing entertainment and information to the world at a time when it’s needed the most. Chapeau to our contributors and to our whole leadership council for helping us bring you this brand-new seventh edition that is meant as a message of hope, unity, and love far and wide.
More elbow bumps and foot shakes to you all,
Ana Gabriela González Meade