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”Where I am now”

documentary dance film by Julia Kushnarenko

My name is Julia, and I am a documentary filmmaker studying for a European master's degree at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. Currently, I am working on my graduation film titled "Where I am now," which is a hybrid film blending two genres: documentary and dance. The film explores the fear of not belonging to one's own reality. As humans, we tend to identify ourselves through other people who are similar to us. But what happens when a person is forced to leave their home and finds themselves disconnected from everything through which they recognized themselves? Through people's stories, I want to explore our human capacity to find a place in a new reality. This is a story about the hope that everyone carries inside.

The movie will be based on interviews with people who were forced to leave their homes due to political reasons and can no longer return: their stories of encountering a foreign land, dealing with loneliness, attempting to find a new future, and holding on to hope. The characters' fears and feelings will be portrayed within a dance choreography of mystical creatures that inhabit every corner of the city. The movie will be built on the collision of reality (the testimonies with sound) and fantasy (the dancing with image).

We are looking for:

- Protagonists, who has experience of immigration into new environment and who wants to share their story in audio interview.


- Dancers or performance artists, who would like to participate in shootings and who also are familiar with the topic.

Duration of the film: 20 min

If you are interested in participation in the project with your interview or as a dancer, please contact me :


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