Terra Incognita, a documentary film
Terra Incognita will transport you into a world unknown. The short film (30min.) is part of a triptych. An academic text provides a context and argument and the visual guide offers concrete information on daily life. The film is more immersive, aimed at making an audience feel what it is like to be placed into an asylum system in a remote semi-abandoned valley. There is not much information, because the refugees also don’t get much information. You ‘meet’ different people only briefly which characterises a social world in a life on the move. Scene changes come suddenly, jumping between the banal everyday to more emotional experiences and memories. The film lacks a bigger narrative, and ultimately only offers brief moments of being with people in a place, thus resisting the ability to say that we - mere visitors to a world unknown – have understood a life not ours.

Meet Amadou, Gigino, Thompson, little Baraa and many more in this mosaic film. Quirky, emotional and humorous – just as human life.
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Public viewings

SIEF conference
19 to 24 June 2021
Online Helsinki, Finland

Festival of Transcultural Cinema
12 May to 16 May 2021
Freiburg, Germany and Online

26 Nov to 2 Dec 2020
Athens, Greece and Online

Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival
1 Nov to 10 Nov 2020