Laurent Van Lancker
This fictional documentary was created through a collaborative process with contemporary migrants who embody and appropriate European emigration stories of the past and combine them with their own migratory experiences. A poetic and political film, in which autobiographical tales, archives and dreams of the past and the present, blend to evoke a sensory and epic experience.
Locked up and hidden in a truck, eight contemporary migrants from various countries try to survive the hunger and anguish of a long illegal journey across borders. Little by little, in the darkness of the lorry trailer, they get to know each other and share their life stories.
But the stories they tell are not only their own journeys, but also personal stories of a century ago from European emigrants (Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Belgium). This film articulates many resonances between past and present migrations, and reveals how historical amnesia is alive in our perception of migration.
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