Saturday, September 18, 2010

no identity but that of a human being.

If there is an opportunity to piss off the xenophobes, by all means let me avail myself of it.

Boing Boing: Can you tell us a bit about how the video came together?

Hütz: It's a video we always wanted to make, because it completes our story. It's very autobiographical, and tells a story about eight people who are all immigrants, who came to pursue something in new york city. That's our biography. But on the other hand, like it coincides with the idealistic belief that people shall always be free to choose the place of their residence. This ties in to the whole movement of worldwide citizenship.

Boing Boing: Worldwide citizenship, what do you mean by that?

Hütz: It's a new idea for a lot of people, but for us it's an old idea. It's an antidote to the politics around the world that have dictated separation and division of communities. Immigration is a crucial part of this idea of world citizenship. In the past, immigration was mostly for economic reasons, or because of natural disaster or war. But now, more and more often it's an intellectual choice, and an important evolutionary process for the planet. More people are committed to being uniters of communities and cultures, to being people who transcend the understanding of different cultures, people who live by the idea that there is no identity but that of a human being.


h/t to Watertiger at Dependable Renegade

--the BB

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