Home Is Where The Heart Is

Sian Evans

1992, 27:30 minutes, colour, English, French subtitles


Many of us will become immigrants - from other countries, from other neighborhoods or from other times - counting several "homes" throughout life. Interviews with a number of individuals involved with seven blocks of a street in Brooklyn reveal the ties that bind them to their homes and the character of these invisible links. Each story is placed in the reflection of our childhood experience of discovering and venturing beyond "home". Nursery rhymes, home movies and text point continously to the intense identifications of a child learning to orientate. The way in which we map boundaries in our childhood will always form how we function in the adult worlds we later journey through.

Ce documentaire expérimental réconcilie les multiples définitions du "chez soi", en les étudiant de différentes manières: sous l'angle analytique de la psychologie de l'enfant, à la faveur de conversations autour de cette notion avec des personnes du bâtiment ou de l'immobilier et des gens de Ft. Greene (Brooklyn) à l'aide des allégories de comptines et d'images de la vie familiale sur la planète.

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