(Human Postcards | Nora) Nora immigrated from Algeria three years ago. Her story is not the one we are used to hearing about.
Human postcards: Nora
Nora had a good life in Algeria where she ran a succesful accounting company inherited from her father. She was married, had a big house and two children. However she was not happy in her mariage or as a women in Algeria.
She yearned for freedom; freedom to wear and think what she wanted to, freedom to have coffee on the street (In Algeria, women are not allowed in coffee places), and freedom to be herself. She decided to free herself from what others (family and friends) thought she should be. To do that she had to leave everything behind and move to Europe. Barcelona is a fresh start for her. She tells us about her experience in this 60 second film.
Is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages of everyday people from around the world.
“Since starting in 2015, we have produced over 150 unique postcards in multiple countries. Each postcard is one minute long and focuses on a single idea or aspect of a person’s life.”
“The idea came in 2014 while we were working in London. Every day we walked along Oxford Circus and saw a man in a human billboard costume advertising a golf store. We wondered what he was thinking as he stood there being passed by thousands of people, and if we could capture his story in a format which all of these busy people could enjoy, to change their perception of him.”
“As we started to film, we realised that the project was growing to be more than something about unnoticed people, and that everyone has stories, lessons, and dreams to pass on.”
More portraits in the next parts.
Source: Human Postcards
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