Jan Ijäs's Waste no. 2 Wreck awarded at Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland

Jan Ijäs's Waste no. 2 Wreck awarded at Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland

25.10.2016

Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 2 Wreck was awarded at Szczecin European Film Festival, held from October 15–24 in Poland. The film won the award for the most innovative documentary film language, funded by the Polish Film Institute. The jury acknowledged the “accurate and restrained use of landscapes in order to portray contradictions and the complicated social situation in Western Europe.”

Waste no. 2 Wreck was filmed in 2014 and 2015 in the graveyard for refugee boats on the Italian island of Lampedusa. It is a story about how the value of garbage and rubbish can surprisingly change.

Media artist and filmmaker Jan Ijäs lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Ijäs works with documentary, fiction and alternative film. The films of Ijäs deal with serious and difficult social themes, like migration into foreign and hostile societies. Ijäs’s films have been shown very widely abroad at over a hundred film festivals and as installations in museums and galleries.

Waste no. 2 Wreck has been previously screened e.g. at Edinburgh International Film Festival.


Szczecin European Film Festival, October 15–24, Poland.

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