SHORT FILM: ‘The Human Condition (Trust)’ by Katia Nunes
Our ‘Women Film-Makers’ segment wants to try to showcase the work of budding women directors. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be making films as a profession, or submitting them to festivals, you can submit something you made for a school project, or just lil experimental stuff you’ve shot by yourself or with friends. All we need is a bit of writing about yourself and the film, and a working YouTube/Vimeo link. Click here for more details on how to submit.
‘I’m Katia Nunes, a 17 year old South African whose dreams are maybe a bit too big to pursue in this country. I am a lover of all forms of art but especially film and English literature which leaves me aspiring to be successful in industries largely dominated by men. I came across Screenqueens just the other day and was excited to see that there was a place which worked towards helping young female film artists to get some recognition no matter the size of the following.
The video I’m submitting is the final for an art assignment I did earlier this year, the topic was the Human Condition and so I branched out to focus on trust. I have always been somewhat of an experimental artist so for this project I decided to explore film and create something the could appeal to more than one sense. My concept relates to the vulnerability that comes with fully investing trust in a person. Each aspect of my video referred to different aspects of trust, namely:
Peeling wax off of hands – peeling away the barriers we put up to protect ourselves.
Melting ice block – release into a more vulnerable state of being
Candle burning – the destruction possible with such vulnerability.’