Le Bateau Fantôme

Emilio Nasser

2019 - Ongoing

"People would spend days and nights at the lake margins, longing to see the magical ship and have their desires met” [1].

This documentary project departs from the human longing for a better place by retelling an unknown ancient Swiss legend, a myth story of a wish-granting boat. This imaginary desire serves as a starting point to openly talk about what we consider home.

“A place where I love and I am loved, where I have my dignity…where I do not get fear, where I am happy and I can be crazy” [2].

The story follows the traces of a self-organised school that roams around Zurich in search of a (free) space and listens to the wisdom shared by the school’s interconnected multiple voices, that meet at the crossroads of Swiss-European migration policies.

[1] "My Swiss fairy tales", Morello 2016.

[2] A school activist wrote on the hat.

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