History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails

Azar Saiyar

We used to believe that being left-handed could lead to criminality, stupidity, and immoral behaviour. So we tried to educate our children not to use that hand. History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails is a short film on the history of taming the left hand and on the culture of cultivating the bodies that do not fit.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:07:20
Type
Genre
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Original Title
History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails
Finnish Title

Historia valuu kynsien alta

English Title

History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails

Production Countries
Finland,Greece,Germany
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Azar Saiyar (Author), Joonas Kiviharju (Cinematographer), Jari Suominen (Composer), Azar Saiyar (Director), Azar Saiyar (Editor), Dunja Saiyar (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Kimmo Modig (Sound Design)
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Azar Saiyar

Born: 1979

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.