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.
The film has been previously screened e.g. at Edinburgh Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. At Szczecin European Film Festival, it won the award for “the most innovative documentary film language”. Waste no. 2 Wreck will also be screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam in late January.
Media artist and filmmaker Jan Ijäs (b. 1975) 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.
Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival, March 6–11, Navarra, Spain
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