Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 2 Wreck (2016) is screened at the 38th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, held from October 21–27 in Sweden. Ijäs’s short documentary film is included in the theme programme “Breaking the Wall“, screened on Wednesday, October 23, and on Saturday, October 26.
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.
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.
The 38th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, October 21–27 2019, Uppsala, Sweden
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