Last month, The Common Affairs invited a group of highly talented artists and designers including Janna Ullich, Isaura Sanwirjatmo, Rebekka Fries, Julia Veldman, Derk Over and Jan Waatze, for the realization of 90 second video explainers. The videos are now published on the website of Algemeen Dagblad (AD) and MyChannels. The content of the video is determined by one overarching journalistic theme, namely the phenomenon of Gay Pride.
Through this pilot The Common Affairs strives to challenge the creative possibilities of the videos of AD and MyChannels. High quality productions that are closely related to the perception and nature of the AD reader. The Common Affairs acted in intiative as a producer and creative director between AD and a network of talented experts. Makers who in their daily practice, not only limit themselves to the visualization of content, but have emphatic experience in dealing complex journalistic issues for a wide audience.
In this video, Hahn talks about the moment he came out as gay to his religious family. He has been wrestling with his identity for years and has known he was gay ever since he was very young. When, at age 24, he finally found the courage to tell his parents, they unfortunately did not understand it nor did they completely accept it.