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ROOM 11, ETHIOPIA HOTEL (194)

16:30, Thursday 28th June, Cosmo Rodewald

Director: Itsushi Kawase (Japan)

Year: 2006

Run time: 21'

Location/Ethnic group: Gondar, Ethiopia/ Amhara

Language: In Amharic with English subtitles

Production/Distribution: pending

Room 11 Ethiopia Hotel

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 film-maker. 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 film-maker 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 film-maker aims to explore new trends in visual anthropology touching upon intimacy and subjectivity.