Documentary in production. Feature documentary of the trasmedia trylogy Mi Casa My Home. micasamyhomefilm.com
Five families make a great effort to build the house where they always longed to live; many years later their dream is accomplished but none of them dwell in there. These houses belong to migrants from Metztitlan, Mexico, who went to live and work in Philadelphia, US, with the goal to get the resources to build the houses they never had in their homeland. They invested the savings from several years of hard work and did a huge transnational effort to accomplish their dream. However; achieving their dream took a long time and suddenly, when their houses were completed and fully furnished, their homes had been and unexpectedly transformed into something else. Through the story of each family, “The Absentee’s House” provide an empathetic account of different “home experiences” that have been reconfigured by migration, economic inequality, tradition and death.
A legion of houses
is empty or face uncertain destinies in Metztitlan, Mexico, the native land where the people who built them dream to return. After many years of migration, they are rooted in Philadelphia (US). ¿Why don’t they return to dwell in their houses? ¿What becomes home?