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Details from the Future
Joanna Lombard

In the autumn of 2006, I found out that my mother and her sister Jacqueline were extras in the movie Z by Costa-Gavras. They acted in the demonstration scenes and the film was filmed in Algeria in 1969. I decided to find her in the film.

During my search I realized that every woman could be my mother. I recall different events from our life together that I comment in the video. It can be insignificant details or big decisive events. My mother hasn’t told me much about her past and that gives me a vague picture of her French/Algerian background. She broke with her family when she came to Sweden in 1973. That is why she has no photographs from her youth and it makes my search for understanding even more complicated.

Keywords Montage
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:04:13
Language English & Swedish
Color Color
Year 2007
Latest screening Oct 20, 2021
Mar 19, 2017
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About the artist

Joanna Lombard

Born in Algeria 1972. Educated at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and Royal Institute of Art. Lives and works in Stockholm.