67 mins
8.6 / 10 (557)
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Synopsis

“Patrida” means home country, fatherland in Greek. In this documentary, actress Ayça Damgacı tells us about her visit to the lands where her 87-year-old West Thracian father Ismet Damgacı was born and left due to forced migration.

MUBI's take

Ayça Damgacı’s touchingly personal documentary about her father’s roots elegantly retraces the routes of forced migration. A journey that starts in Istanbul, continues to Thessaloniki, and culminates in Zurich, Patrida serves as a palimpsest for profound meditations on identity and belonging.

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