The year is almost behind us. It is not an easy one to encapsulate. But we tried.
In this 50-minute documentary, 25 reporters and photographers at the Cincinnati Enquirer delved into the private worlds of more than two dozen local people, talking to them repeatedly throughout the months that seemed, almost inexplicably, filled with daily boredom and rampant disruption. Among those we spoke with are Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Rev. Damon Lynch, restauranteur Jeff Ruby and his daughter Britney, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart, a funeral home director, a police officer, protesters and a 7-year-old girl.
"2020: The Year That Revealed Us" chronicles the events as they began to unfold in early March through the summer of upheaval, through the divisive fall election and into the months of mounting death from a virus that many thought wouldn't last.
In the end, what felt like a year was more like an unmasking. It revealed what we can depend upon to sustain us. What matters to us.
And what does not.
2020: The Year That Revealed Us
This year challenged us. How we responded to that challenge revealed what we cherish, what we believe and where we stand.
This is what that looked like.
Amanda Rossmann, Meg Vogel, Dan Horn, Amy Wilson, Cara Owsley, Albert Cesare, Kareem Elgazzar, Liz Dufour, Sam Greene and Michael Nyerges, Cincinnati Enquirer