Miia Autio


Miia Autio

I called out for mountains, I heard them drumming


Autio tells the story of Rwandan refugees who have escaped to Europe and their memories of their origins.The series approaches these themes in the context of political displacement.  It portrays Rwandans in several European countries and the landscapes of their memories in Rwanda. The portraits, landscapes, and interviews form a cohesive entity that considers the relationship between homeland, landscape, and identity while recognising the subjectivity of memories, a subject that everyone has a personal relationship with.

At the same time, the complicated history of Rwanda and the recent human rights situation is reflected in the personal histories of these people. They lost their original homelands but have found new homes in Europe. Their experiences have made them world citizens. In the end, the main question of the series is, whether home is just a mental image for us all?





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