Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 1 Money is selected for the international competition of documentary short films of Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca. The festival will be held from June 8–16 in Spain.
The screening of Waste no. 1 Money takes place in Teatro Olimpia on Tuesday, June 12, at 20:00.
Waste no. 1 Money is part of Ijäs’s ongoing series of short documentaries. Inflation has resulted in the Zimbabwe dollar completely losing its value. Banknotes are literally recyclable goods, turned into tablecloths and lampshades, for example. In the Harare slums, which are rife with crime, valuable US dollar banknotes must be concealed in clothing, which means that the notes quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria. According to money launderers, dollar bills can best be gently hand washed with Omo detergent in warm water.
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 by over a hundred film festivals and as installations in museums and galleries.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca, 8.–16.6.2018, Spain
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