Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind

Larissa Sansour was born in 1973 in East Jerusalem, Palestine.
And Soren Lind was born in 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
They live and work in London.

In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi,
archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, the film explores the role of myth for
history, fact and national identity.

A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain for future
archaeologists to excavate. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their
vanishing lands. By implementing a myth of its own, their work becomes a historical intervention –
de facto creating a nation.
The film takes the form of a fictional video essay. A voice-over based on an interview between a
psychiatrist and the female leader of the narrative resistance group reveals the philosophy and
ideas behind the group’s actions. The leader’s thoughts on myth and fiction as constitutive for fact,
history and documentary translate into poetic and science fiction-based visuals.
As the film progresses, the narrative and visuals alternate between the theoretical and the
personal. The resistance leader’s deceased twin sister makes a crucial appearance as the story
takes the viewer deeper and deeper into the resistance leader’s subconscious.