We are moving. We are asked, where we come from. How long we have been here. Our stories and those of our parents are told as migration. But between terms like integration comedies for family dramas they are often reduced: to punchlines of multicultural reconciliation or romantic visions of a threatened homeland. We meet. This story tells of those, who grow up first generation in europe. Of their disorientation and their parents’ attempt to format a history on vhs tapes. And it tells of those, who are just now coming to europe. They
document their movements in real time, and show their participation in digital forms. We’re losing our way. Lost, trying to determine new forms of communities. Lost, in a first, big love. We envision an utopia: one of shared nearness, where encounters are neither generalized nor problematized. One that lets us pause for a moment, only to accelerate again, and that refers to a world, that we all feel connected to.
Growing up in Germany the son of exiled Iranis, Faraz studied media art to explore his experiences as a gay, second generation migrant: detached from the family migration history his parents have formatted on VHS tapes and lacking words to talk to them about identity. Trying to oppose and reclaim western narratives around the representation of migrant bodies in mainstream media, Faraz approaches the post-migrant state (of mind) as the core potential for NO HARD FEELINGS explores a visual and narrative archive of Irani Diaspora in Germany through the perspectives of three different generations of migrant.