Kii Nche Ndutsa (Time and the Seashell)
Mexico – 2019
Video – duration 17 min
In Central America the seashell is a symbol of time. A young indigenous boy imagines his future while listening to the sounds of a seashell, while an indigenous man recalls his past listening to the same shell. The man remembers listening to birds and looking at fireflies in his childhood, but these are no longer there. This film invites us to consider the past, present and future of a changing landscape and vanishing biodiversity.
Itandehui Jansen― Artist
Itandehui Jansen was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and studied film directing at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. She participated in different international film programs, such as Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam and the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her documentaries and short films screened at international festivals such as the IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) and the Morelia International Film Festival. Her short film The Last Council won several international awards and was nominated for the Mexican Film Critics Award Diosa de Plata. At present she is the ProgrammeDirector for the Practice Film BA at the University of Edinburgh.