Children of the Lost Era presents original Pathé 9.5mm film material from the 1930s. The reels were originally used as leftover and for transferring purposes and found in the trash in Finland. The short film concentrates on the way children have been portrayed in historical fiction and documentaries of the era of fascism and political upheaval. It is a continuum to a series of short films during 2006–2013 that are based on archive material depicting various socio-political phenomena and researching the individual’s relationship to their historical past. The film Negretina (2011), to which Children of the Lost Era is a counterpart, researched the rise of fascism, it’s social political tendencies and racial purity. The work also looks at their impact on the individual as part of the society. In the previous films the director has examined the effects of the industrial revolution to the life of the individual, such as changes in the pace of life, and the changes in the concept of the western individual.
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