Baby Come Home

Baby Come Home

In the filmmakers’ words: “Foundland Collective was invited to create an interpretation of My Boyfriend Came Back from the War (1996), the iconic internet artwork by Russian artist Olia Lialina. Foundland takes the narrative content of Lialina’s original work as a starting point and extends the idea of an estranged conversation caused by the complexity of conflict. We created a video work comprised of a series of online chats between a mother and her radicalized son, who has left the Western world to join a Jihadi fighting force. Their strained and clumsy conversation is captured across many media platforms over several months. Neither is sure who is listening or who is answering. His seduction into conflict is likely born out of social media and then ironically his mother has no choice but to desperately search YouTube videos to spot her son in the background.”
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Foundland Collective (Lauren Alexander, Ghalia Elsrakbi)
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Egypt, The Netherlands
Production Year: 2016
Contact: LIMA

Lauren Alexander



Ghalia Elsrakbi