Born behind the stones

Born behind the stones

From the photographs of my family and that of my boyfriend, I realize the portrait of two clans that everything opposes. And between the two: me.

Studio project (2011) by Carina Freire


Documentary / 7min


Based on photographs of my relatives and my companion’s relatives, I have portrayed two families that could hardly be more different. My parents were farmers in Portugal before immigrating to Switzerland in the 1980s. His parents are Swiss academics. And I am somewhere in between.


Born behind the stones, that is to say poor, in the Portuguese countryside. To leave for Switzerland, full of hope. To work hard, to rise socially. To want the best for your child. Let the years infuse and wait for your daughter (the director) to revisit the family album. With irony.

Jean-Stéphane Bron / Director