27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Eline Kersten
original title: Solastalgia
country: Netherlands
year: 2020
running time: 18 min.


Nostalgia refers to the feeling one has of a place they left behind. Solastalgia, on the other hand, refers to the homesickness one has when they are still at home. Ecological philosopher Glenn Albrecht calls it the impact of environmental change on the mental health of the people who live through it. With an impressive visual aspect comprised exclusively of drone landscape shots, Kersten’s film explores this relationship in the stories of people affected by the quarry near Maastrich.
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Eline Kersten (1994) is a Dutch independent artist and curator. After earning her bachelor's degree in fine arts at the Maastricht Academy, she earned a master's degree in curation from Goldsmiths University in London. In her projects, she focuses on finding the unusual in everyday life.

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director: Eline Kersten
producer: Eline Kersten
photography: Antonis Antopoulos
sound: Olaf Wisselink
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