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Best Short Documentary

Jakob Puff

2' • Indonesia • 2023


"Wayan" tells the story of a young artist's journey through the trials and tribulations of living with a rare and incurable skin condition known as Epidermolysis Bullosa. Wayan's condition presents him with significant challenges in his daily life, but he overcomes them with remarkable resilience and a steadfast commitment to his passion for painting. After undergoing a life-changing surgery to separate his fingers, Wayan discovered his natural talent for creating stunning traditional Indonesian artworks. He sells his paintings to support himself and his family, and to continue his passion for creating. Wayan dreams of one day hosting his own art exhibition, a symbol of his artistic journey and a celebration of his inner spirit. Through the lens of the camera, we are captivated by the vibrant colors and intricate details of Wayan's creations, and we are reminded of the transformative power of art in the face of adversity.

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