Dance. 3 min 37 s. Finland 2013. English subtitles.
Directors & script: Pirjo Ojala & Anna Venäläinen
Dance & voice-over: Anna Venäläinen
Cinematography: Pirjo Ojala
Editing: Veli-Pekka Haastola
Music: Danse Morialta / Kevin MacLeod
Tanssi. 3 min 37 s. Suomi 2013.
Ohjaus & käsikirjoitus: Pirjo Ojala & Anna Venäläinen
Tanssi & puhe: Anna Venäläinen
Kuvaus: Pirjo Ojala
Leikkaus: Veli-Pekka Haastola
Musiikki: Danse Morialta / Kevin MacLeod
Documentary. 3 min 17 s. Finland 2013.
Music: Relent by Kevin MacLeod (from FMA)
Director, cinematography, editing: Pirjo Ojala
A creative documentary, 52 min. In development.
This is the first teaser of the movie, edited in 2/2013, based on the first research trip to the US.
How to find identity after an acid attack? Three acid burn victims dance their stories.
Uganda, Pakistan, USA. Their lives are different but they have one thing in common. They have all been victims of acid violence. At that moment the life as they knew it was over. What are they now? What is left when one loses the looks, the image? How to build a bridge between the old and new identity? The movie makes a statement by combining dance, music, voices and visual images into an art documentary. Dance can be any kind of movement: it can start with a glance. A small move can be a huge step both symbolically and on the screen. Because they are not all professional dancers, the moviemaking includes workshops, which use the tools of applied dance to help find each performer’s unique way of moving and to develop and rehearse choreographies based on that. Burning Voices is a rough yet a beautiful film about one of the world’s most heinous crimes.
Drama Noir. 3 min. Pakistan/Finland 2013.
Cast: Tughral Turab Ali
Dir. Pirjo Ojala
Script: Tughral Turab Ali & Pirjo Ojala
Production: Tughral Turab Ali & Pirjo Ojala