Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fleeting Family

In continuing with the genetic theme here is a short film I have spent a great amount of time on (though you would never guess that) It is a slide or photo essay and discussion on the theme of family migration.
The short clip is paired with one of my songs (Desert Wind) which deals with the idea of mobility, rootlessness, and the modern state of being part of a global family. 

How would a DNA test change your thinking if you grew up thinking you were Irish or Italian and found out you were Turkish or Hungarian? How important are the stories we tell about ourselves versus scientific data and genetic information? How much of what we believe about ourselves is pure wishful thinking?

I invite your thoughts and hope you enjoy the film.

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