OWAMI – I AM…

OWAMI – I AM…

 2015 / HD / documentary short with animation /  16:9 / Colour / stereo / 27’05’’

What is in a name other than an attempt to break a status of being a stranger with someone? In northern Namibia every personal name is unique. Every name is a little memory that makes part of an oral tradition. Names are part of a story of one country, history of wars and colonization, beliefs and customs seen through the eyes of people living there. To ask for a name means to be ready to get to know more than just one story or one person. To tell a name is to reveal  big part of oneself and small part of heritage.

Direction & Animation: Diana Menestrey
Editing: Simon Rittmeier
Compositing: Igor Shin Moromisato, Sebastian Gimmel
Camera, sound & voice over: Diana Menestrey
Sound Mixing: Ingo Baier
Additional music: Marius Bielefeld
Colour Grading: Fabiana Cardalda
Production: Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln
Festivals:
– 11th FIC, Monterrey International Film Festival Monterrey, Mexico
– 25nd Message To Man Film Festival San Petersburg, Russia
– Duisburger Filmwoche 39 Duisburg
– DokFest München 2015
– Nordbecken Festival 2017 – Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

Awards:
– Nominated Kölner Design Preis 2014
– Nominated to CIVIS Media Prize 2015 Nominierung
– Spezial Mention by the Jur FIC Monterrey 2015