No Woman’s Land Documentary

No Woman's Land documentary on YouTube

In 1945, at the end of World War II, Ildiko’s grandmother, expelled from her home, walked 350km through the fractured landscape of Europe with her two young children and all her belongings dragged in a cart.

In 2015, Ildiko and Rosie retraced her footsteps, crossing borders, climbing fences, bleeding, crying, blistering, and carrying their flat pack children.

Now the performers walk, fall and stumble on a treadmill, immersed in an environment of archival and original videos and voice-overs. No Woman’s Land is a humorous and moving stagger through landscapes of past and present stories. Visual, physical and visceral, the performance explores the post war apocalypse, migration, home and displacement.

'An absorbing and poignant film, an engaging contemporary narrative of historical events and family endeavor'

Tracey Kershaw, Curator

'The contrast between Europe then and Europe now, between yesterday and today, suffering and relative comfort, is established without fuss in this moving and powerful film'

Mark Patterson, Nottingham Evening Post


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