Slovenia, Slovakia, Denmark, 2011, 6 min
Barbara Turk Niskač, Sašo Niskač
Short ethno documentary about memories of one childhood.
Barbara is anthropologist and Sašo is filmaker. Both of them are from Lubljana
Director: Barbara Turk Niskač, Sašo Niskač
Production: 3little wolves
Language of dialogues: Slovenia
Language of subtitles: English
Germany, 2010, 5 min
Consuming images is a daily experience. Before learning how to read words, we learn to read pictures. Details are the keys that help us to contextualize, to compose countless notions of the whole from which we now see just the extract contained in a once chosen framing. But are we ever really able to reconstruct past moments depicted in foreign photograph that are someone´s materialized memories? Can we reach a clear undestanding of what should be remembered when already two people looking at a picture see two different picture just as two people with open eyes see two different worlds? Watching a photograph together means to journey on different paths into the past..Still the viewers eyes can meet – in a wine glass on the left bottom corner.
This short film wants to take a look at the limits of photography in reviving bygone moments to the eyes of the stranger who encodes images on the basis of his own memories and undestanding that are more and more interwoven with those of others. We add new layers of meaning to the pictures we consume and create our own truth about situatons we were initially not part of but have become as the present audience. In this way, the strange viewer enriches the unknown photograph just as it enriches him, a process of silent exchange that involves more than just the sense of sight.
Alina Trebbin is a Master´s candidate of Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universitat Berlin who researches among other things on the agency of photography. Meet me in memoriam is a short film she contribute to a student film compilation on haptic cinema and transcultueal montage during a Master´s Super8 workshop in 2010.
Director: Alina Trebbin
Production: Florian Walter, Mark Dolling
Language of dialogues: English
Language of subtitles: Germany
Lauching of movie:
Shortcutz Berlin, 2011
EMERGEANDSEE media arts festival Berlin 2011
Colombia, 2011, 28 min
Walking through Bogotá it would be hard to ignore the overwhelming presence of those who call its streets home. Thousands of young people make up this sub-group of society, a legacy of decades of political instability. This film takes place in one of 26 houses set up by “the Institution for the Protection of Childhood and Adolescence“ (IDIPRON) located in the centre of Bogotá.
Saliendo Adelante explores the life of José who, now in his early 20´s, has lived on the streets since the age of 6. José is now attempting to change his life´s trajectory by talking part in a programme of social rehabilitation offered by the institution. Through the film we are also introduced to the work of Orlando, a teacher at the Institution, and his efforts to offer those like José other ways of visualizing the world around them.
I have recently graduated from a Master´s programme in visual anthropology at Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester. This film was my graduation project, which I received a distinction for. On the course I made a number of other films and photography based projects, largely informed and inspired by the principles of observational cinema.
Director and production: Ben Cheetham
Language of dialogues: Spanish
Language of subtitles: English, Czech