ROOM 11, ETHIOPIA HOTEL
Itsushi Kawase | Japan 2006 | 23 Min. | OmeU
This film aims to capture a sense of the life of children living on the street in Gondar by witnessing the interaction between two children and the filmmaker. Although it is about the children’s life on the streets, the entire film was shot in the film-maker’s room in the Ethiopia Hotel. This limited space allows the film to focus on communication between subjects and filmmaker and to reveal some of the ideas that enable them to endure and survive on the streets. This film is more a sensitive testimony than a scientific documentary. Through its hybrid approach, the filmmaker aims to explore new trends in visual anthropology touching upon intimacy and subjectivity.