From Here to Here
The film is part of an ongoing interaction involving two film-makers from India and Germany. Both filmmakers embark on a journey starting from their own locations, in search of signifiers of blurred identities in the context of the two countries.
The film is structured around video scribbles on overlapping identities in their own context and between the two filmmakers. The concepts of ‘here’ and ‘there’ form a central part of the investigation. At what point does ‘there’ become ‘here’? Which patterns and mechanisms contribute to the concepts of ‘here’ and ‘there’ ?
Each segment of the film registers the legacy of one section of moving people/concepts/goods between two civilisations and how the other culture responds to it.The two filmmakers are not telling ‘one story’ - and if they do, then from two different ends. The combination of different multi-perspective elements leads to a fragile audio-visual network where fragments of the historical, political and identity-making conditions shine through, contributing to the definitions of ‘here’ and ‘there’.
Reference: immigration, images in cinema, photo albums, travel documents, travelogues, cabin baggage, cartographs…
Index: wars, food, home, language, matrimony…
IND, DE 2005, Video, 60 min