Meio

Clarissa Beckert, Michel Brault, Pedro Henrique Risse
Brasilien, Syria 2013 | 20 Min. | OmeU, OmeU
Q&A with: Cecilia Mangini, Pedro Henrique Risse

MEIO tells a story of the con­se­quences of migra­tion on dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions. The 83-year-old Lina lives with her hus­band in the small town Vila Rica (orig­i­nal­ly Vila Rick­ert), sit­u­at­ed in a rural area around Pres­i­dente Lucena in Brasil. Many people of her gen­er­a­tion living in this area can only speak the German dialect Hun­srück­isch and have dif­fi­cul­ties com­mu­ni­cat­ing with their grand­chil­dren. The younger gen­er­a­tion hardly speaks any German, since they have grown up speak­ing Por­tuguese as their first lan­guage. MEIO is a doc­u­men­tary that raises ques­tions about iden­ti­ty and biogra­phies and about under­stand­ing dif­fer­ences between gen­er­a­tions and cul­tur­al ideas of daily life.