EN - Are You There (Jestes Tam) is an experimental audiovisual triptych filmed in Nowy Port, Gdansk, in Poland. The triptych brings together two different forms of communication: the former medium of written letters versus contemporary Skype communication. Centred around the intimate scenes between family members who live nations apart for reasons of economic migration, Are You There asks the spectator questions of how different communications media generate different forms of both content as well as (the image we have of) the other.


Title Are You There
Original title Jestes Tam
Original language Polish
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Experimental
Genre audiovisual art, experimental film
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-09-17


Photography Aïlien Reyns, Marius Packbier
Editing Aïlien Reyns, Valentin Fayet
Sound Laszlo Umbreit
Art director Aïlien Reyns, Marius Packbier

Technical specs

Running time film 22'50"
Release format digital file
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by The city of Genth and the city of Gdansk
Production partners Laznia, Center for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland.

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Last edited on 16 September 2016

Short info

Director Aïlien Reyns, Marius Packbier
Writers Aïlien Reyns, Marius Packbier, Karolina Pochwatka

Aïlien Reyns
Rue Drootbeek 72
1000 Brussels
T +32 488 38 12 52


Website ailienreyns.tumblr.com/areyouthere
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