When I was 10 years old my journey began. My parents decided to leave Russia and immigrate to Israel. I thought I remembered nothing from the final moments in which I was asked to say goodbye to my family and friends and leave, without looking back, hoping for a better future. But there was a price to pay. Trying to belong, I had to discard my former identity and language...

Today, with a mature and more accepting point of view of my life, I return to my hometown, Lipetsk, following the traces of the young child I left behind.

- Ekaterina Bourindine

Ekaterina Bourindine is a 27 year old Photographer & Cinematographer based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. She is a Photographic Communications graduate of Hadassah Academic College.

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