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Jan ijÄs
Sosiaalinen yhteys (Social Connection)
Experimental fiction | hdcam | color | 12'58'' | Finland | 2016
The film’s dialogue has been copied from online forums as is, with no editing. Many times these “faceless” online conversations end up to a very surreal limbo.
Media artist and filmmaker Jan Ijäs lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Ijäs works with documentary, fiction and alternative film. The films of Ijäs deal with serious and difficult social themes, like migration into foreign and hostile societies. Ijäs`s films have been shown very widely abroad by over a hundred film festivals and as installations in museums and galleries.