2023 | Finland | Documentary,Experimental,Short


  • Finland - 7 mins
  • Director | Saara Ekström
  • Writer | Saara Ekström
  • Producer | Saara Ekström

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Amnion (the innermost membrane enclosing an embryo) is an experimental short film on the essence of waste. Landfills on the fringes of cities function as complex and hidden anthropological archives, revealing everything about our culture, habits, fears and dreams. They brim with outdated fashion, leftovers sealed inside eternal plastic, discarded welfare and abandoned cheap labor. Treasures turn into trash and garbage expands to a monument commemorating the blind spot of humankind. The 8mm film combines material from Finland and Japan creating a dark and melancholy vision, where the organic merges with the synthetic, polymer molecules imitate the DNA, and new life begins to take shape under transparent membranes of plastic wrapping

waste plastic humankind membrane archive anthropological leftover plastic DNA 8mm analog material