The Search is a film made during the Back to the Roots/Back to Our Origins project workshops at Balik Arts, London, by the project participants and filmmaker Mustafa Boğa.
Back to the Roots/Back to Our Origins – Europe for Everybody is a transnational project funded by EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme, with partners from the UK (Balik Arts), Germany (Integrationswerk Respekt), France (Maison De l'Europe Yvelines) and Turkey (Municipality of Datça). It is a film recycling project for the 25+ age group, set out to explore what the ever-evolving, fluid concepts of identity, migration, roots and belonging being in today's Europe. Each organisation created its own short recycled film within their national workshops, using the footage from 50s and 60s submitted by each partner. The partners are meeting again in May 2012 for the creation of a joint short film using the same footage.