ON THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF FILMING MIGRATION

Elsewhere, Everywhere

by Isabelle Ingold et Vivianne Perelmuter, 2020 (Iran)

Belgium | 63 min | Original Version, English Subtitles

This troubling and extremely touching film narrates the solitude, dread, and lost hopes of an asylum seeker, 20-year-old Shahin, who migrated from Iran to England. His story of asylum, juxtaposed to images extracted from security cameras located in different areas of the world, is transmitted through fragments of text messages and phone conversations with his family, as well as through the re-enactment, performed by Shahin himself, of his immigration officer’s questionnaire.

 

Filmmakers Isabelle Ingold and Vivianne Perelmuter studied at the French film school La Fémis and have directed and written diverse films since their graduation. They directed the film Ailleurs Partout in collaboration with protagonist Shahin Parsa, who took the making of this film as an opportunity to reappropriate his migration experience.

This film has toured thirteen film festivals, such as Rotterdam’s International Film Festival, FIFF Namur and Creteil International Women Film Festival.

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Saturday may 14

8:30 PM Session 2

Musée McCord – Théâtre J-A Bombardier

690 Rue Sherbrooke O,

Montréal, QC H3A 1E9

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