Newstime

Laura Horelli

"Newstime" is a found footage film which discusses cultural differences, being an outsider, the Namibian independence struggle, and Finland’s long-term ties with the southern African country. Ellen Namhila recites her autobiography "The Price of Freedom". Namhila spent seven years in Tampere in the 1980s as a refugee on a scholarship, studying library science. 

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:39:11
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Uutisten aika
Finnish Title

Uutisten aika

English Title

Newstime

Production Countries
Finland,Germany,Namibia
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Laura Horelli (Author), Laura Horelli (Director), Janina Herhoffer (Editor), Laura Horelli (Script), Jochen Jezussek (Sound Design), Martti Ahtisaari (Actor), Nickey Iyambo (Actor), Leake Hangala (Actor), Mikko Ihamäki (Actor), Herman Adimba Toivo ya Toivo (Actor), Eila Kaakunga (Actor), Raimo Kankondi (Actor), Hina MuAshekele (Actor), Sam Nujoma (Actor), Namhila Ellen (Actor), Galerie für Gegenwartskunst E-Werk Freiburg (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), The Senate of Berlin (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (Funder)
Laura Horelli (b. 1976, Helsinki) lives in Berlin and works with experimental documentary video. She is interested in representations and mediations of the past taking on a microhistorical approach. Her works have been exhibited at Venice Biennale (2001, 2009), Manifesta 5, (2004), ARS 11, Kiasma (2001, 2011), Galerie Barbara Weiss (2003, 2007, 2011) and Badischer Kunstverein (2014). She has participated in film festivals like Berlinale Forum Expanded (2017, 2018), ISFF Oberhausen (2018), IndieLisboa (2017), Kasseler Dokfest (2013) and CPH:DOX (2009). In 2011, she received the Hannah Höch Prize for Young Artists.