The Day We Surrender to the Air means floating. It means unlimited movement, and this is precisely what director Antonio Jose Guzman does in his project. Guzman got his DNA analysed in the Genographic project from National Geographic and discovered that he is of African, Central and North American, and Jewish Sephardic European lineage.
His genetic identity was based on the Diasporas of his forefathers. So how did his parents end up in Panama? In this first part of what ultimately should become a trilogy, Guzman offers up an experimental mix of footage from places where he has roots with interviews and dance. His trip around the world and quest to find himself opens up a wider perspective on the countless surprising connections between the people of all continents.
Regressions is part of The Day We Surrender to the Air Trilogy. The film is based on a series of Regressions Guzman did in Vegas in 2009. Past life regression is a technique that uses hypnosis to recover what practitioners believe are memories of past lives or incarnations, though others regard them as fantasies or delusions.
Past life regression is typically undertaken either in pursuit of a spiritual experience, or in a psycho therapeutic setting. The project was supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Materiaal Fonds.