Los Angeles, Switzerland
1995 - 26 mins
Co-directed with Claudia Laffranchi
Photographed and edited by Alberto Engeli
For TSI-Swiss TV
This documentary is an in-depth portrait of four young Swiss artists living and working in Los Angeles. It is also a story of reverse immigration.
Through the first person narration's of costume designer Francine Lecoultre, cultural promoter Claudia Durgnat, musician Patrick Greppi and sculptor Andre' Kohler, the documentary depicts a generation who had it all back at home, but who nevertheless took the risk to leave Switzerland - a country usually considered an immigrant's dream destination, but also a country too small to have enough space for these artists' dreams. It is also an exciting visual exploration of the city of Los Angeles and of what makes it so appealing to artists and creators around the world.