that is not quite normal


Film and Video


Iris Maier


Final Project

Field of Study

Film and Video


I would like to dedicate my Bachelor film to the topic of “self-harm”. Many friends of mine have been through times when self-harm seams like the only solution. I realized that most people react with misunderstanding and are confused about how one could harm themselves. As a consequence, many people who self-harm are feeling ashamed for their scars and hiding them. In my animated shortfilm an anonymous Person shares her experience with her self-harm and the scars, and how her family and her friends handle the whole situation.

I hope that the insight into her point of view will create more understanding. But also invites people to talk about the topic, that is so often avoided, without being judged.

Presentation by graduate Iris Maier for the graduation exhibition.