The Slow Business of Going

Athina Rachel Tsangari

Petra Going is a migrant cyborg working for Global Nomad Project. With a rocking chair on her back she travels the world to collect the experiences of other people while being deprived of memories herself. Shot in different cities around the globe, Athina Rachel Tsangari's debut is an off-beat combination of fiction, theatre, documentary, poetry and experimental cinema. Petra constantly changes cities and hotels, and her exuberant non-stop trip turns into an original reflection on rootlessness, amnesia and longing which define the postmodern identity and new tabula rasa. As her ex-colleague Micah says reproachfully: Petra is a 'professional tourist'. Micah stopped travelling because she couldn't cope with living a `borrowed life'. She wanted a home. For Petra, home is `the capacity to keep going on without looking back nostalgically'. Also see Chevalier in Voices Main Programme.

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Filmmaker
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Country
Greece, USA
Year
2000
Medium
DCP
Length
101’
Language
English
Producer
Athina Rachel Tsangari, Matthew Johnson
Production Company
Haos Film
Sales
Haos Film
Writer
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Cinematography
Deborah Eve Lewis
Editor
Matt Johnson
Sound Design
Jeremy Fleishman, Matt Johnson, Juan Diaz
Music
Mark Orton, Tin Hat Trio
Cast
Micah Magee
Website
http://haosfilm.com/en/works/films/the-slow-business-of-going