7. LAURA & DR ZJIVAGO
"The distance between souls is limitless. People can never understand each other"
This is what my father tells me when I visit him in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last October. Is he right or is there a way for us to meet?
The film shows the journey of exploring the relation between a young woman and her father. After very little time spent together, meetings few and far apart, I decide to go to Addis where my father is living since more then 25 years. After 22 years I return to the place where I used to live as an eleven year old girl. Remembering the time when I was just leaving the universe of girls’ to enter womanhood I ask my father questions about his views on children, daughters,fatherhood; our time spent together and separate. I ask him what he thinks about his work as a surgeon which still keeps him busy seven days a week, even after he's turned 75 years...
Making the film I was forced to formulate the questions I had so long wanted to ask.
I believe that when we go close enough to our personal life, the material becomes accessible to others and the film can evoke many thoughts and important questions.
Laura och Dr Zjivago
Documentary, 29 min
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