Videorigen de Weiss
Pola Weiss, 1984, 21'13''

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In this experimental documentary, Mexican artist Pola Weiss gives an account of her journey to Strasbourg (France), where she went looking for her roots and family history. Turning back the clock, she traces her family line to Joseph-Theodore Weiss who might have been her great-grandfather. At the same time, she documents life in the Alsace and explores the potential meanings of her cultural relation to this region.

  • Date: 1984
  • Length: 21'13''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: (experimental) documentary (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: culture, everyday life, history, identity, personal history, travel