video, 15:24 min, Newfoundland, Canada, 2011, music by Anja Lautermann
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The video interweaves the history of early immigration to Newfoundland with the present: the unspoiled nature of the Newfoundland shores is blended with ancient maps to reflect the evolving perception of the New World and combined with individual family stories of the immigrants' descendants. It aims to transport the feeling of people who came across the ocean to stay and to reveal that Newfoundland has preserved its character of being Terra Nova, the Newfound Land, to the present day.
The video was realized during an Artist Residency at Terra Nova National Park.
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