Rokhshad Nourdeh

2009, 06:05 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1062.08

A testimony to the dangers and the precarious daily lives of immigrants. Here, the images of the workers at the building site were improvised.

Part of the series Behind, comprised of three videos: Ruisseau de la mémoire, Capter Capture, and Braze, that show dangers and the precariousness that Afghan immigrant workers encounter every day at the construction site of a building in the rich area of Tehran. I felt the same sensations, the dangers and the solitude, in exile.

The workers having neither the means nor the essential protections to work, have to endure mortal risks to build. The private or public persons in charge seem to forget their commitments to the lives of the workers, some of whom die on the job at the construction sites. Immigrant, emigrated artist, all want to build their ideals … The exile, in brief, belongs, especially when they don't have money!

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