Azar Saiyar’s My Home (2022) is part of MakeDox Festival’s Kids and Youth program. My Home will be screened at the Youth Cultural Center Skopje, in North Macedonia during weekend, August 20-21 2022. My Home is distributed in collaboration between AV-arkki – The Centre for Finnish Media Art and Raina Film Festival Distribution.
My Home goes through various archives, both personal and public, from different times and from different moments of life. It tries to remember. These ingredients do not build a single coherent narrative, one pure argument, a continuously developing story of growth, nor a piece that is solely a person’s own. We know and remember things even if they have not happened to us. Fragmented memories of childhood and adulthood blend together in a song that an unknown narrator is humming.
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.
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, August 18-25 2022, North Macedonia
More information: MakeDox
AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.