David Sypniewski, 2013 | Association of Creative Initiatives ę (Poland)
Migration is like motherhood. Once you become a mother, you stay a mother for the rest of your life. It's the same with migration. Once you become a migrant, you stay one. These are the words of Natasza Czarmińska (1950-2004) spoken in the film by David Sypniewski. "Nowhere" is a personal story-impression. Its protagonist is the Polish singer who migrated to France in the 80s. Her son, the author of the film, was born in Paris. „When I was a child I thought of myself as French and I forbade my parents to address me in Polish. I still have a little French accent in my Polish, and a Polish accent in my French” – he says. "Nowhere" is a travel into oneself, in search of one's roots and the ingredients of one's present self. --------------- Produced by the Association of Creative Initiatives "ę" in 2013, Poland for Remapping Europe, a Doc Next Network project remixing prevailing imaginary of migrants. This work is part of Doc Next Network Media Collection. For more information visit www.docnextnetwork.org.