Emilio's adoptive father Bengt has a hard time accepting Emilio's decision to move back to his birth-country Colombia. In an attempt to level with his adoptive son, Bengt travels there. ...
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Emilio's adoptive father Bengt has a hard time accepting Emilio's decision to move back to his birth-country Colombia. In an attempt to level with his adoptive son, Bengt travels there. When he arrives, Emilio has begun looking for his biological father. Bengt decides to help in the search, even though he is terrified of what will happen if they actually find him.Written by
Ingen Svensson Längre or Not a Svensson Anymore as we know it in Spain was screened last week during Videopolis 2010 in Barcelona, a Urban Video Traveling Festival, centered on presenting stories coming from cities around the globe, that talk about contemporary identities, diversity and multiculturalism.
This film in particular touches deeply our feelings of connection with the roots, and bring us back to the essentials to make us understand that no matter what, inside of us there is always a need to know who we are to be complete and happy.
The sense of completion and achievement that brings peace of mind and happiness, is one of essential things we have lost after education, religion, media and society in general misinform us about our own identities. Anders/Emilio knows it well and follows his heart back to his roots to be able to understand his present and live his future.
This film deals with the importance of recognizing our double or triple cultural backgrounds as part of the possibility of building a more sustainable society, in a world where mobility and globalization have built a new multiculturalism, that grows exponentially everyday. This Multiculturalism shows us we are just humans, all similar, all equivalent.
Some parts of this film may seem slow and some other show stereotypical images of the third world, all framed in the vision most Europeans still have about developing countries.
Videopolis 2010 is organized by Algo Bueno since 2004 and has been held in Bogota, Caracas, Helsinki and Barcelona and will visit, Budapest, Berlin and other cities in Europe as Videopolis 2011.
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