Love on a Paper Airplane

The class watched Centropa’s film Love on a Paper Airplane as an introduction to the love story of Judit Kinszki’s parents, and the early modern photography of Imre Kinszki (Judit’s father). We then explored the images in Kinszki’s work and examined what made them modern and how they were characteristic of modern photography and art in Europe in the early 20th century. Using the text from Judit Kinszki’s interview in the Centropa database, students chose a message they wanted to convey from the story, invented a graphic design to illustrate the message and created it on a piece of paper. We made these into paper airplanes, echoing the paper airplane Judit’s father used to introduce himself to Judit’s mother.