Private Project

POLDi an immigrant story

POLDi is an Austrian immigrant who left her home country. After many years of living in the US, POLDi reflects on her homesickness and identity.

  • Cesar Velasco Gil
  • Cesar Velasco Gil
  • Cesar Velasco Gil
  • Leopoldine Binder
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Cesar Velasco Gil

Cesar Velasco-Gil, a Mexican-American independent filmmaker and documentarist, is currently pursuing film studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. His work predominantly explores themes of immigration, displacement, and family identity across international borders.

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Director Statement

There are various perceptions of immigrants and different types of immigration, each bringing its own unique responses and traumas. In this film, I aim to explore one particular perspective: that of an individual choosing to immigrate and the emotions that emerge from their story.