Up-Rooted

Heidi Erickson, Pia Ilonka, Ruth Sherman, Viktor Brim
Germany 2014 | 6 Min. | OmU, original
Q&A with:
John Gianvito, Pia Ilonka

We con­sist of frag­ment­ed infor­ma­tion, frag­ment­ed sto­ries. What parts of us derive from our ances­tors? Do we repeat their pat­terns? What is left of our family his­to­ry? Their sto­ries are gone in a moment, in a wink of an eye. Could our roots be lost, or are they only hidden? UP-ROOTED is an exper­i­men­tal sen­so­ry ethnog­ra­phy with super-8 film that touch­es on three young women’s rela­tion­ship with migra­tion and ancestry.