Family video: Mother’s Grandfather (EN subtitles), © 2004

Family video: Mother’s Grandfather 17:39, DV, 2004 from Evaldas Jansas on Vimeo.

Usually, family videos uncritically document the moments of private life. The documentation looks different than filming lives in countryside, in provincial towns. The small and culturally provincial size does not leave enough space for private and public spaces. Private family’s intimacy meets actively spread nationalistic, Christian ideologies. At first glance innocent process of documenting author’s mother’s grandfather’s memory reveals the clash of ideologies in fragile micro-world of province.