As Tram Leaves…

This is a short movie that was created as part of the Viadrinicum Summer School “Transsectoral UrbanLab. Participatory Urbanism Beyond Metropolis” in a documentary lab; it was screened at Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (Oder) for the first time as part of an exhibition done for documenting the work of the Summer School.

Being strangers to both cities, coming from different backgrounds and cultures, Georgia, Egypt and Azerbaijan, the filmmakers are reflecting upon their own experience crossing the borders between Germany and Poland.

The documentary is an observatory with a poetic approach reflecting on how a stranger might perceive life in both cities of Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice, touching upon the concept of belonging and whether a stranger experiencing both cities would be able to (Be)long to any of them. It has an analytical self-reflective approach inspired from five haikus written by one of the authors.

Having a focus on sensations, this documentary is a collection of random thoughts embodied in its different scenes. Scenes are inspired from architecture, abandoned buildings, feelings of the statues and nature. As tram leaves, a collection of thoughts and memories hit oneself; some of the memories are sad, others are beautiful. Yet, it’s always important to keep going. 😉

Refer to this link for the movie.

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