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Finding a Place to Sleep

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by Juliana Saragosa
Germany / 7:13 / 2013
sound / colour / English

Based on stories my grandmother told me, I re-imagine while working as a cleaner the experiences of my ancestors during the Holodomor (forced famine) in Ukraine during the Stalinist-Soviet era. The "film" image is re-invented through digital video to enact a sense of ambiguity between authenticity and fiction, as can also be present in the act of oral storytelling. This is one chapter in “Stories for a Future Generation,” a series of shorts which together tell the stories of my family’s and my own migrations, and the inter-generational impacts of those upon our lives and on those of our family’s future generations.

German and English subtitled versions of this film are available upon request.


  • autobiography
  • body
  • family
  • history
  • multicultural
  • political/social activism
  • work by/about women

Exhibition Formats

  • digital file


  • documentary
  • experimental
  • narrative
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