Jan Ijäs’s Waste Vol. 1 (2020) is screened at Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema, held in Brazil from July 27 to August 17 2022. Waste Vol 1. is available in the festival’s online programme from Monday, August 8 to Wednesday, August 10.
Waste Vol 1. is an episode film divided into six independent acts about the waste of humanity. The essay film shows how unexpected things like guns, money, and memories can turn into waste and how waste can change into valuables as the symbolic meaning changes.
Media artist and film director Jan Ijäs (b. 1975) studied documentary film making at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University in Helsinki. His work can be described as a blend of avant garde, experimental media art and documentary film making. His films have been screened at more than 200 Finnish and international film festivals and as installations in museums and art galleries. He has won numerous awards, including the Finnish Risto Jarva Prize in 2011 for SWEET MOV(I)E, Raft of the Médusa, film about immigration won Amnesty International Award 2018 at the IndieLisboa film festival in Portugal.
Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema, July 27 – August 17 2022, Brazil
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