The continuous evolving serie Homeland is dealing with ideas of dislocation, enstrangement and isolation in relation to the opposing ideas of safety, shelter, constancy and identity.

The perversion of values in our world, which are evident in wars, famine, and the global displacement of refugees, creates a need for safety, shelter, faith and compassion.

The definition of the concept of a 'homeland' will be different for each of us. However, in essence the different personal interpretations will show many similarities because it concerns a shared aspect of life.

The search for a more worthy, a more harmonious life based on equality can be seen as a search for a 'homeland'.

The series Homeland comprises several works in various media: Part I, Part II, Part III, etc. sometimes with subtitles such as ‘Desire’, ‘Faith’ and ‘Shelter’.

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