No Woman's Land
In 1945, at the end of the Second World War, Lucia Rippel was expelled from her home in Silesia, Poland. With her two children and all her belongings dragged in a cart, she walked 220 miles across the fractured landscape of Europe to find a new home.
In 2015, a small company of artists retraced her steps. Their journey was a pilgrimage, in honour of the one made by Lucia Rippel and so many other refugees following the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe at the end of WWII. With so many echoes of today's mass migration from Syria and Iraq, the subject feels as relevant now as it ever was.
This film is an experimental travelogue - exploring the sights, sounds, landscapes and feelings of the journey in 2015. It also explores themes of home, journey, migration, women and war.
Made with the support of Arts Council England.