In my Father’s house are many mansions
(En la casa de Dios aún hay vacantes)

Saied Sharifi
Germany 1998 | 25 Min. | 16 mm, OmU
Q&A with: Saied Sharifi

In 1972 an earth­quake destroyed Man­agua, the cap­i­tal of Nicaragua. Many people died and even more lost their homes. The Cathe­dral of Man­agua only sur­vived as ruins; there was no divine ser­vice any­more. In the fol­low­ing years it became a meet­ing place in a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent way. Juan, the old man, silent­ly tells the story of the people who tem­porar­i­ly found a refuge for their dreams. »We are many – cheer­ful, loving, sad ones, soli­tar­i­ans, eter­nal vis­i­tors seek­ing for lost pas­sions.«