double F for Final Fantasy

A documentary essay re-interpreting touristic voyage of relatives and friends who got the permission to reach the outer folds of Iron Curtain. The 8mm camera they brought along was documenting street views, mountains, swimming in the lake, and incredible amount of Soviet monuments on the way.

35 years after that trip I need to practice oblivion as a part of a new identity formation, as a way to get forward. It results in an experimental essay adapting touristic posters claims to highlight the unreflected episodes of the past and make a link between private history and ‘here and now’. 

 Sourcing from 90 minutes of back & white and color family archive footage
Narration is based on tourism posters adaptation

8mm transfer to video, 07:03, color, sound, 2015