Two Islands

Finland, 2013, B&W, 6 min

The film is about two enormous rubbish dumps in New York’s Staten Island and Hart Island. The former was once the world’s largest rubbish dump but is now closed. The latter is a cemetery for unknowns and still in use. “Two Islands” bluntly asks, what does the existence of the two huge mountains of economic and social waste and rejected surplus tell us about our civilization and about the “richest nation in the world”, and what kind of legacy will the future archaeologists find in them?

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Jan Ijas was born in 1975 in Finland and studied at Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture. His works regularly deal with serious and difficult social themes and are often shown as installations. He lives in Helsinki.
Tribeca 2013. Rotterdam IFF 2013. Tampere 2013. IndieLisboa, 2013. Huesca, Spain 2013.

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Screening 2

18.08, 22:00, Kino Kalaja

Category

Focus Nordic

Director

Jan Ijäs

Producer

Jan Ijäs

Cinematography

Jan Ijäs, Cristian Manzutto

Sound

Svante Colérus

Editing

Okku Nuutilainen

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