Valentina Ferrandes

Videomaker & Media Artist


HD Video + 15' + Wuppertal + DE 2012

A group of non professional actors with mental health disorders joins in to create an experimental dance piece, under the guidance of the educator and theatre director Bassam Ghazi and the choreographer Nusara Mai-ngarm. Over a six months period, a script develops from the actors' personal anecdotes. Their daily life's struggles with unacceptance and stigmatization become central to their theatre piece as evident in their filmic portrait.

Directed and edited in collaboration with Dennis Scharlau.

Commissioned by Deutsche Diakonie Aprath.