Family Matters: Generational Differences and Ways of Life
The discussion involves three filmmakers who share a common focal point of generational responses to intimate family situations. Ronja Hemm, the director of For Your Own Sake, will recall how she found her subject in Nepal and how she was able to approach the sisters who left their home village to study in Japan. Akshaya Sawant, the director of Talking to the Wind, deals with the relationship between the ecological and social crisis in India in her film, and will talk about the issues related to following the everyday lives of rural families and communities. Paweł Chorzępa, the director of Sonny, will discuss how he came into contact with and befriended the son of alcoholics who was raised in state care, and how he shot the documentary tracing the relationship between the child and his father.
Moderator: Balázs Varga, film critic, lecturer, ELTE BTK Film Studies Department
The discussion is in English.