I wanted to use film as a medium to come closer to an understanding and portrayal of the experiences of the children, since I don’t think that academic writing alone can communicate the sensorial experience of embodiment and movement. I focused on walls as visual metaphors for the barriers that exist between people from different socio-, cultural, and economic groups in my film. Visual anthropology provides the methods to show how these children embody and become aware of these walls. We should recognize cinema as something that holds many possibilities for creating and sharing knowledge and exploring other life worlds.
The experiences I gained during the master have shaped the way I experience my life world right now. To do independent research for a whole year challenges you to think about what truly interests you, what you want to discover and learn about. It pulled me out of my comfort zone. It helped me to gain more confidence in trying to pave the way in the direction I want to go, even though it is a very uncertain one. I want to continue in filmmaking, and I feel that the background in Visual Anthropology is an interesting one to start with, since it offers both an academic and a practical way of thinking. This experience has given me trust in being capable of starting and finishing something on my own. I hope I can take this mentality into further projects.