This film from Lisbon, is Nobert's Super 8 film-letter, with the help of which he tries to take up contact with his distant family. Nobert has learnt the art of painting of Portuguese tiles, the azulejos by that he earns his living. Through Nobert's painting, the visual world of the film base on the art and decorative tradition of azulejos painting. It shows an interesting parallel and an example of the possible integration of the cultures of today's immigrants in the Portuguese and overall European history. The development of tile-painting tells the story of connection and interaction between cultures. The style of Portuguese azulejos were influenced from outside. The system of motives, its unique expression, on which Portugals are certainly proud of, was created through the integration of Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Brazilian and African motives into national art.
Yad Hanna – The Collective Man
András Lichter and his comrades founded the last communist kibbutz on a carrot field along the former Jordanian border in 1950. The founders, who were of Hungarian origin, were loyal to the Soviet Union and the Red Army. The kibbutz members shared property, raised their children together, and ate together. However, the idea of the collective disintegrated and finally failed after several decades due to both internal and external conflict. In 2004 privatisation started, the former members were given private property. By tracing the former community the film searches for the reasons, the processes behind and the consequences of the kibbutz's failure, and shows how the idea of collectivism turned into present day consumerism.
In Amsterdam - otherwise famous for its bycicle culture - the number of rickshaw taxis has grown from a couple of pieces to 150 bikes in the past 2 years, which are mainly operated by young people coming from the eastern parts of Europe. 40-50 Hungarian rickshaw drivers hunt for passengers daily, but there are many coming from Romania, Poland or Bulgaria,too. In our documentary we would like to take an anthropological approach to examine the lifestyle of this spontaneously formed subculture full of exciting characters, and introduce them in the form of a sweeping reportage-documentary presenting many characters.