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Film

The Departure

Director

Hunay Saday

Country

Azerbaijan

Best Short Documentary

Length

0:15:40

About

An aspiring filmmaker tries to restore her fading childhood memories through someone else's travel stories. One evening in front of a bar, Hunay bumps into an acquaintance, Benjamin. He recently visited her native country, Azerbaijan, which she had to flee in 2011 with her family for political reasons. A precipitous departure which has resulted in her feeling further and further removed from her hometown, family, and childhood memories every day. What happens when we can no longer return to our hometown, when our childhood memories are fading away? Can memories stay alive through someone else’s?