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Sophie Vukovic's film Shapeshifters is about belonging, and rootlessness.
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Sophie Vukovic's film Shapeshifters is about belonging, and rootlessness. Credit: SR
The film Shapeshifters, by Sophie Vukovic, explores themes of identity and belonging.
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The film Shapeshifters, by Sophie Vukovic, explores themes of identity and belonging when people move between countries. Credit: Folkets Bio.

Can friendship create a sense of home?

6:13 min

A new Swedish film called Shapeshifters suggests that even if people don't have a nation they fully identify with, friendship and other kinds of "togetherness" can help create a feeling of belonging.

"I feel I am spread out over too many places, that I'm trapped in an in-between place," the narrator says in the film.

The filmmaker weaves her own experience of migration, from Yugoslavia to Australia and then to Sweden, with a story of friendship - in order to explore the question of identity.

The film is made by Sophie Vukovic, a former Radio Sweden journalist, and it premiers in theatres on October 20th.

She spoke to Radio Sweden about the themes she deals with in her film.

 

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