Azar Saiyar’s short found footage documentary film Tell Me (2019) will have its international premiere at the 62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig), held from October 28 to November 3. DOK Leipzig is one of the oldest documentary film festivals in the world. Tell Me will be screened in the international short film programme on Saturday, November 2, at 16:00, and on Sunday, November 3, at 15:30.
A narrator asks: “Do you know this bird?”. Tell Me quotes both public and private archival images in which birds are in the centre – birds as individual living beings but also as creatures habiting the world and stories created by humans.
Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist. She often uses archive materials and plays with images and words of collective memory to look towards ways of looking, remembering and storytelling. Her films have been screened at international film and media art festivals, galleries, exhibitions, museums and broadcast on television.
The 62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, October 28 – November 3 2019, Germany
More information: DOK Leipzig