Johannes Gierlinger, AT, 2018, 42'
Białystok was once a pluralistic and even revolutionary city - though endeavors have been enormous to remove those traces. Białystok, the birthplace of the two visionaries, Zamenhof and Vertov, is one of those places in Europe where right-wing groups have been on the rise. It’s home to a permanent clash of ideologies. The film confronts the legacy of Białystok with the present and links it to current developments. Thus, REMAPPING THE ORIGINS becomes an essayistic reflection on collective commemoration and memory.