<html> <head> <title> Guy Knigstein | Family Stories </title> </head> <body> <div align="center"> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:13px; color:grey"> <br/> <a style="text-decoration:none; color:grey" href="http://www.guykoenigstein.com"> home </a> | <a style="text-decoration:none; color:grey" href="http://www.guykoenigstein.com/projects.html"> projects </a> | <a style="text-decoration:none; color:grey" href="http://www.guykoenigstein.com/info.html"> info </a> </p> <br/><br/> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:15px; color:black"> Family Stories </p> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:12px; color:grey"> January 2009 - May 2012 </p> <br/> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:12px; color:black"> "Family Stories" is a stop motion film about family history and family relationships, in which <br/> the family members are represented by colourful thread spools. The spools roll through their lives, <br/> changing direction when they move away or back home, crossing life lines of others, joining them <br/> for a while and sometimes separating from each other again. <br/><br/> <p> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:10px; color:grey"> <img border=0 src="moving-family.jpg" style="width:545px; height:417px" alt="Moving Family"/> <br/> Photo by Astrid Zuidema </p> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:12px; color:black"> The first part <b>MOVING FAMILY</b> investigates the history of movements of the own Jewish family <br/> over the last four generations - starting in central Europe at the end of the 19th century, <br/> over the Holocaust, the first years in Palestine and Israel's foundation and ending nowadays <br/> with the six children of the family scattered again all over the globe. <br/><br/> In the second part <b>HOME FEELING</b> an emotional component is added. The relationships between <br/> the members of the family and their emotions toward each other and toward their home are <br/> being visualised by knots. The personal thread-lines undulate and become knotted during family <br/> conflicts, entwine when reconciliation is sought, and spin a colourful and complex web around the <br/> parental home. The film "zooms-in' on the last five years of the family and shows the way <br/> they handle with the complex question of the future of their home. <br/><br/> The last part <b>GOING BACK</b> is dedicated to the own personal moving experiences. Stimulated by the <br/> constantly repeating question  When are you going back? I describe my different physical and mental <br/> journeys and visualise feelings of alienation, longing and belonging. <br/><br/><br/><br/> <img style="border:1px solid lightgrey; width:200px; height:150px" src="home_feeling1.jpg" alt="Home Feeling 1"/> &nbsp; <img style="border:1px solid lightgrey; width:200px; height:150px" src="home_feeling2.jpg" alt="Home Feeling 2"/> <br/><br/> <img style="border:1px solid lightgrey; width:200px; height:150px" src="home_feeling3.jpg" alt="Home Feeling 3"/> &nbsp; <img style="border:1px solid lightgrey; width:200px; height:150px" src="home_feeling4.jpg" alt="Home Feeling 4"/> <br/><br/> <img style="border:1px solid lightgrey; width:200px; height:150px" src="home_feeling5.jpg" alt="Home Feeling 5"/> &nbsp; <img style="border:1px solid lightgrey; width:200px; height:150px" src="home_feeling6.jpg" alt="Home Feeling 6"/> <br/><br/><br/><br/> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/43166794?autopause=1&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="545" height="364" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <br/><br/> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/43166793?autopause=1&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="545" height="364" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <br/><br/> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/42360578?autopause=1&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="545" height="364" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <br/><br/> </p> </div> </body> </html>