When I dance ( 67`, Germany 2016)
Language: English, Spanish, Italian, Urdu, Hebrew
For a cultural project, four dancers from Israel, Spain and Italy explore and interpret with their bodies the stories of some refugees from Pakistan living in camps outside Berlin.
International Competition -Social World Film Festival-(Only for the jury) July 2016
International Competition Inshadow Dance Film Festival/Voarte- November 2016
World Competition Rollout Dance Film Festival Macao- December 2016
International Competition- Dhaka Film Festival/Women Filmmakers- January 2017
Boddinale International Competition-February 2017
Sguardi Altrove International Competition- March 2017
International Competition- David di Donatello Prizes- April 2017
Athens Video Dance Project Competition- April 2017
Ismailia Film Festival Competition- April 2017
Marcellino De Baggis Prize Semifinalist- May 2017
"When I Dance" is a feature-length documentary about the artistic research of four dancers from Israel, Spain, and Italy, and the approach they take to interpret with their bodies the stories of some refugees. The film will follow the process of the dancers during their research and aims to portray how a non-refugee can connect to the experiences of a refugee, and to reflect about ourselves in this relationship.
I started the dance-theatre project "Connecting Fingers" as an experiment, with the idea that it would turn into a film. I wanted to follow the idea of using the body to represent a story. Many elements from the interviews I conducted with refugees combined to create a dramaturgy in a way that I did not expect. I did not know where it was leading, but I was interested in the process of how my dancers would get involved emotionally and physically, confronting themselves while interpreting stories which belong to other people. In analyzing this process, I realized that there is much more to discover. This is the how the idea of the film "When I Dance" was born.