24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Through Foreign Eyes
Mykaela Plotkinova thought of making this poetic, mosaic documentary in a bookshop, when she came across the words of poet Manoel de Barros about “the accent of the place of our origin we carry in our eyes”. She never found the quote again, but in the course of the next few years, she carried out the project with the help of other contributors, mainly the editor C. A. Saquieres. She created a film essay combining reflections on the identity and ethnic roots of several natives of the Brazilian city of Recife, who live abroad, and the images of the places where they live.
„I’ve never not felt like a foreigner, but neither did I really know where I came from. Through Foreign Eyes searches for a story that no-one has ever really told me. This film is a must for me. A film that is made to understand life.“ M. Plotkin
Mykaela Plotkin (1987) studied communications and journalism at UFPE, and took a course in documentary film-making, scriptwriting and editing at the Observatorio de Cine in Buenos Aires. She has worked in the film industry for several years and collaborated with directors such as Cláudio Assis and Lírio Ferreira; this feature film is her directorial debut. Currently, she is working on several other projects.
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|producer:||Mykaela Plotkin, Kika Latache, Laura Lins|
|photography:||Cecilia Almeida Saquieres, David Alves, Gustavo Garcia|
|editing:||Cecilia Almeida Saquieres|