Hugo Plagnard – Khaled, Going Back and Forth


Hugo Plagnard – Khaled, Going Back and Forth

by Hugo Plagnard

« Khaled had to leave his family and his country, Tunisia. He is now in France, in a flat he hasn’t really made his home. He’s trying to get a residence permit. He told me about his life, about Tunisia and his escape from it, a country where homosexuality is illegal. I decided to go there and follow in his steps. However, his absence kept me from moving forward. Khaled, Going Back and Forth is an installation of moving images taken in France and Tunisia. A personal narrative reveals the political harshness of both countries, between the urgency to leave and a feeling of endless waiting. »