IN MY ROOM
by Ayelet Albenda
Hidden among the viral videos of YouTube are the most private teenage diaries, which slowly and gently follow them growing up. For years, the camera is pointed towards them allowing us to be with them during their most fragile, painful, confusing and amusing phases of growing up, trying to become the person they dream of being. In My Room weaves the diaries of six teenagers into one big coming of age story, as it unfolds inside their rooms.
Director: Ayelet Albenda
Producer: Naama Pyritz
Production Company: Ingénue Productions
Cinematographer: Sharon Elovic
Editor: Ayelet Albenda, Sharon Elovic, Naama Pyritz
Soundtrack Editor: Daniel Meir
Original Soundtrack: Omer Hershman
Supporters: The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Channel 8 - HOT
DIRECTOR - AYELET ALBENDA
Ayelet Albenda is an Israeli artist and director. She holds a Master's degree in video art from the Berlin University of Fine Arts, and has studied film at the Tel Aviv University. In her work she focuses on adolescence and self-definition researching alternative forms of storytelling. She is the winner of the 2012 Matanel award for young artists, and took part in the 2014 Greenhouse programme for female directors.
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"Deeply intimate, unexpectedly moving and entirely of-the-moment, Ayelet Albenda’s documentary unfolds through footage culled from six teenagers’ self-produced YouTube videos. Make no mistake, these aren’t social media stars or influencers. They’re just average kids documenting their trials (including pregnancy and eating disorders) and trying to make some sense of it all. The remarkably honest moments they share quickly coalesce into an involving study of the myriad iterations of adolescence."