HD Video / 12’52’’ / 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.

The Oyster Effect - Valentina Ferrandes - UX
The Oyster Effect - Valentina Ferrandes - UX



Choreographer: Nusara Maingarm and Bassam Ghazi
Camera, sound, editing: Dennis Scharlau and Valentina Ferrandes
Commissioned by Deutsche Diakonike Aprath