Uncertain States Nomads – Migrants – Cosmopolitans
The family of filmmaker Jeanine Meerapfel fled from Nazi Germany to Argentina. Filmmaker Peter Lilienthal emigrated as a child from Germany to Uruguay in 1939 with his mother. In 1961 filmmaker Samir moved from Iraq to Switzerland with his family. In his philosophical work, media archaeologist Siegfried Zielinski has often addressed the phenomenon of “homelessness” and nomadism as a theory and construct. All four of them share the experience of foreignness – a topic whose ambivalence is explored in this discussion.