Length of Their Stay| 14mins
Director: Daniela Krajcova | Producer: Daniela Krajcova
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Animation made during my stay in Aix-en-Provence in France about the situation of immigrants living there. I recorded interviews with more than 20 persons of different nationalities. From every person I cut just few sentences to create kind of mosaic of their story's fragments. Many of them have a strong accent and make a lot of mistakes speaking french. I used cuttings of lodging's advertisements symbolizing the naive imagination of "happy life". All the animation is situated in one room, where the objects evoke the memories of immigrants, drawn from photos of their families and friends which stayed in the native country. All the time we can hear the sound of turning the pages which underlines the quick and formal attitude to their situation.