THE INITIAL DAY, O Dia Inicial (2022) | Documentary (70′). Joana is an oncologist who is forced to stay at home as soon as the state of emergency is declared due to covid-19 pandemic. She is now responding to patients, colleagues, family and friends remotely, always in the company of her two cats. As we dive into her intense work routine, we get to know other facets of her life. Having just turned forty, she wonders if she wants to have children, to change job and to move from her country, despite the uncertainty of the present moment. The Initial Day is a Blablabla Media (Portugal) production, written and directed by Cláudia Alves. Status: post-production.