Gustav in my class DM12, is an aspiring film director. Ovetande, meaning The Unknowing, is his latest short film.
“It’s about Jakob, who searches for tranquility and peace out in a far land. He comes across such place, falls in love with it and its people. He soon discovers he wants more power within the group so he undergoes a sinister act that will change his life.”
This afternoon he held a short private preview for some of us in the class. He has submitted it to Göteborg Film Festival. Below are some pictures from the screening today. However, the first image pays no justice to the beautiful cinematography of the film, so be sure to check Gustav’s Portfolio in January to see the full film.
Last night I went to the debut screening of the documentary Zero Silence. It was an emotional and very touching story about the struggles of young people in the Middle East fighting to be free, and using the internet to their advantage, although with a lot of difficulty. It reminded me how fragile the world is, not so far from where I live, and how lucky I am -we are-, to be so free to communicate as we wish, and how we wish.
This is a short clip I filmed yesterday of a touching performance by Rebekka Karijord, playing a song from the film, and some words by Hussain Kabani, who was involved in the making of the film.
This documentary was very inspiring, especially getting to know the struggles and stories of the young people interviewed in the film, and then seeing those same individuals in flesh on stage after the film for Q&A was very touching. The sound design & music to the documentary was something I thought was very well selected too.
Zero Silence is a documentary about young people in the Middle East who have grown angry over the authoritarian regimes they live in. These young people are using the Web to bring about change in their societies where free speech is controlled or censored.
Among other topics, the production will explore the impact of the Internet and non-traditional media such as social media and whistle-blowing sites on the Arab world and beyond through a new generation that uses the Web to get the free word out to organize, mobilize, collaborate and fight injustice.
I'm Ana Cecilia, Born & raised in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Currently I'm working at Made by Many as a Service Designer. In June this year I graduated from the Digital Media program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.
This blog started as a way to document my journey as a Hyper Island student and my learnings & experiences. I've continued to use it as a means to explore and document my surroundings and things that inspire me.