video work co-directed with Florence Aigner
Polyphony of tales by migrants who returned to their homeland after having spent many years abroad. Whether they are Vietnamese, Indian, Syrian, Iranian, Chinese, Pakistani, academics, contract workers, political refugees, businessmen, or students, ... they confront us with humour and critical distance on the complexity of migration and returning home.
This experimental documentary avoids showing 'talking heads', but proposes a subtle and sensorial form, which gives a soul to filmic black. Voices and soundscapes lead the narrative structure. Starting from quasi darkness this film evolves through experimentations on film reel (35mm, 16mm, Super8) to traces of travels and material culture. The outcome evokes the reminiscences of personal impressions and the vestiges of different cultures that still inhabit the protagonists’ memories.
First Prize at VideoEX Film Festival 2011
Video On Demand (streaming or Download ) for this film exists through the DocAlliance Films Distribution site.