Artist: Hodošček, Maja
Title: Little Girl
Genre: Documentary video
Production: Maja Hodošček
Camera: Zala Ožek, Maja Hodošček
Composer: Roberto Lar
The video is a sincere gaze into the life of elementary school children. The material is divided between the narrative interview with her classmates and the contemplative, static shots showing the situation of children in the society in a metaphorical manner. The first part of the material is shot without a tripod. The shots are showing a vibrant life in the school corridor filmed by the artist's sister Zala Ožek (now 16). She is using a desaturated green filter. The youngsters are expressing distrust of their teachers as well as the school system, the state, and the future of the world in general. The rest of the material is filmed without the filter, with a static camera is showing only children's back i.e. children without faces.
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