Stockholm -75

The story of a former RAF-terrorist by David Aronowitsch

In April 1975 Commando Holger Meins occupies the West German Embassy in Stockholm. They want to liberate RAF-prisoners like Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin. The terrorists execute two hostages. The occupation ends with an explosion and defeat for the terrorists. Karl-Heinz Dellwo is sentenced to jail. He is 23. Twenty years later he is released. Today he lives in Hamburg and has created a new life for himself but he will always be haunted by his violent past.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.

Production facts

Format: DigiBeta
Duration: 59 minutes
Year: September 2003
Director:David Aronowitsch
Producer: Antonio Russo Merenda,
Camera: Göran Olsson, Marek Wieser, Tomaz Blanc
Editing: Dominika Daubenbüchel SFK
Music: Jonas Bohlin
Graphics: Stefania Malmsten
Title sequence: Göran Olsson/Slide
Dramaturgist: Hanna Heilborn
Sound editing & mix: Anders Nyström/Story Sound
Research & translation: Nicole Selmer
Research, Sweden: Malla Grapengiesser
Translation: Petra Johansson
Prod. coordinators: Maite Woköck,
Beate Wirtz, Hüseyin Tabak
Produced by Hysteria Film AB
In co-production with:
Story AB, MMM-Filmproduktion, U. Zimmermann, Hamburg
With the support of: SVT/ Dokumentären, Ingemar Persson
Svenska Filminstitutet, filmkonsulent Niklas Rådström
FilmFörderung Hamburg
Nordisk Film- & TV Fond, Eva Færevaag
YLE/FST Co-productions, Jenny Westergård

More information
David Aronowitsch
Antonio Russo Merenda

International Festivals
The Swedish Film Institute
Att. Andreas Fock
Box 27126 102 52 Stockholm
Tel. +46-8-665 11 41
Fax. +46-8-666 36 98


An animated documentary by Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch with Mats Johansson

The sound is an interview with Giancarlo, a 12-year-old boy, and the images are animated. Giancarlo has no permit to stay in Sweden and he describes how it is to be chased by the police and live in hiding. The film travels to Peru and to the school in Sweden but it mostly stays in the room where the actual interview took place. There are also Giancarlo’s father, mother with a newborn baby and his little brother. Giancarlo sits still with his arms pressed tightly against his little body. He gives straightforward answers to the questions. The animated characters are designed by Mats Johansson. Hidden is the first film in a series of animated documentaries by Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch together with the designer Mats Johansson. As an early and groundbreaking animated documentary Hidden has influenced many films all over the world.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.

Welcome to a new site dedicated to the animated documentaries Sharaf, Slaves and Hidden:

Awards etc.
Best Int. Short Documentary, Hot Docs Int. Doc. Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2003 
Honorary Mention Nordic Panorama, Oulu, Finland 2002
Nominated to Guldbagge, for best documentary-film, 2002
Honorary Mention, Europa Cinema, Viareggio, Italy 2002
"Fabrizio Belloccio Prize 2002" for social content, Castelli Animati, Rom, Italy 2002
Best Short, Fajr International Film Festival, Teheran, Iran 2003
Honorary Mention, Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway 2003
Best documentary, FIKE – Évora International Short Film Festival, Portugal, 2003
Grant Lena Hellman Memorial Foundation at Tempo Doc. Festival 2002
The Arts Grants Committee's Mai Zetterling Grant 2011 for Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch for their work with Hidden and Slaves
Sydsvenskan’s and BUFF's Honourary Award 20011 for Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch for their work with Hidden and Slaves

International Film Festivals 2002
Int. Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France, 3-8/6
Int. Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal , 2-7/7
Palm Springs Int. Festival of Short Films, USA , 6-12/8
International Animation Festival Hiroshima, Japan, 22-26/8
EuropaCinema 2002, Rome, Italy, 14-21/9
Nordisk Panorama Oulu, Finland, 24-29/9
BUSTER Copenhagen Int. Children's Film Festival, Denmark, 30/9-6/10
Chicago Int. Film Festival, USA , 4-18/10
Cork Film Festival, Ireland, 6-13/10
Int. Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films, Germany, 15-20/10
Sheffield Int. Documentary Festival, U.K. 21-27/10
Castelli Animati, Int. Animated Film Festival, Italy, 23-27/10
Valladolid Int. Film Festival, Spain, 25/10-2/11
Nordic Filmdays Lübeck, Germany, 31/10-3/11
Int. Short Film Festival Siena, Italy, 22-30/11
Rio de Janeiro Int. Short Film Festival, 28/11-8/12
Animadrid 2002, Spain, 9-15/12

International Film Festivals 2003
Premiers Plans, Paris, France, 17-26/1
Scandinavian Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, 31/1-2/2
Fajr Int. Film Festival, Iran,1-11/2
Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 5-9/3
Kort- och dokumentärfilmfestivalen VERA
Mariehamn, Åland Islands (Finland), 12-16/3
Int. Short Film Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12-16/3
Cartoons on the Bay - Pulcinella Awards, 9-13/4 Rome, Italy
ViewFinders: Int. Film Festival for Youth, Halifax, Canada, 22-26/4
Sprockets Toronto Int. Film Festival for Children, Canada, 25/4-4/5
Hot Docs Canadian Int. Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada, 25/4-4/5
Int. Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 1-6/5
Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 6-11/5
Int. Festival of Films Young Audience "Ale Kino!", 2-7/6, Poznan, Poland
Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad, Norway, 12-17/6
Encounters South African Int. Doc. Festival, Cape Town /Johannesburg, 20/7-7/8
Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, 28/7-1/8
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, 6-16/8
Bergen Animasjonsmønstring (BAM), Norway, 10. – 12./9
Tindirindis Animation Film Festival, Lithuania, 18-21/9
Bergen Film Festival, Norway, 16-22/10
Duisburger Filmwoche, Germany, 3-9/11
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, USA, 6-9/11
Brief Encounters, UK, 12-16/11
FIKE – Évora Int. Short Film Festival, Portugal , 21-29/11

International Film Festivals 2004

Salaam DK, Copenhagen, Denmark , 20/2-7/3
True/False Film Festival, USA, 13-15/2
Animac, Spain, 26-29/3
Internationales Trickfilm-Festival, Stuttgart, Germany, 1-6/4
DOXA Documentary Film and Video Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 25-30/5
New England Animation Bash"/ Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston, USA, June 2-4
The 7. AARHUS FILMFESTIVAL, Aarhus, Denmark, October 27TH–31ST
Dallas Video Festival, USA, July 7-11

International Film Festivals
ZIFF Zanzibar International Film Festival, June
Pictoplasma, Berlin, screening 2005, November 25-26

International Film Festivals 2006

Clermont-Ferrand short film festival, France, 27 January-4 February
Scandinavian Short Film Festival, Copenhagen-San Francisco, October 27
FilmPlatform & Artists' Television Access, San Francisco,
22nd International Short Film Festival Berlin, Nov. 07-12
Copenhagen Dox Discovery/CPH:DOX Sunday, TV screening Discovery November 11
"Séquence" Festival (the 15th edition), Toulouse, France, November

International Film Festivals 2007
The 17th edition of our Children Film Festival Ciné Junior/ Association Cinéma Public Paris, France

International Film Festivals 2010
Göteborg International Film Festival

International Film Festivals 2011
Göteborg International Film Festival 2011

Swedish Film Festivals
Göteborg Filmfestival, 2002
Dokumentärfilmfestivalen, Tempo, 2002
Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, 2002
Sundsvalls Filmfestival, 2002
Umeå Film Festival, 2002
Transit Zero, Öland, 2002
Båstad Filmfestival, 2002
Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, 2003
Eksjö Animationsdagar 2203
Antirasistiska Filmdagarna, Göteborg, 2003
Antirasistiska Filmdagarna, Malmö, 2003
Mölnbo Filmfestival 21 Aug. 2004
Antirasistiska Filmdagarna, Malmö, 2006
Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, 2006
Swedish Documentary Now, Tokyo, 2007

INPUT, 2003, Århus
Mini INPUT, 2003, Colombia
African Mini INPUT, 2003, Cape Town, Sydafrika
mini-INPUT Filmen Hus i Oslo mandag 15 sept.
Best of INPUT, 2004, San Fransisco
POST-INPUT, 2004, Ottawa, Canada April 2-3

Art Venue Screenings etc.
Screened with the film Kandahar February-April 2002, Folkets Bio, 5 Cinemas, Sweden
NIFCA -Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art project: Criss-Cross 2004-2006
Finnish Premiere at Andorra Cinema, Helsinki, Finland, 31/8- 2004
Criss-Cross at Kino, in Lund, organized by Lunds Konsthall, 4 - 22/8-2004
Barcelona Contemporary Culture Center (CCCB) Flm Series Xcèntric , January 2005
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway 25/6-4/9 Exihibition ANDRE/OTHERS
New Faces of Swedish Cinema, Lincoln Centre, New York, 2005
The Open Society Institute/ selections from the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival screenings in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Casa da Animação/ the city of Porto/ “My Selection” by Portuguese animation director, José Miguel Ribeiro, 22 July, 2006
Marathon Dok. Copenhagen, 25/2-2006
FilmPlatform, LiteraturHaus, Copenhagen, June 2006
Animated documentary programs at Los Angeles Filmforum, April 2009
Bongout Gallery, Outside the box (Outdoor Art Film Fesival), Berlin, July 2010
Konsthuset, exhibition with Hidden and Slaves and artwork from new film, Uppsala, Sweden, October 2010
Video festival FOKUS 2011, May 5-22, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.

DVD, Multimedia etc.
Underbart är kort - Folkets Bio 30 år - Dvd, 2003
Goethe-Institut International DVD 2007
Wholphin No 8 DVD magazine 2009
Flyp Media 2009 Issue 24, 2009

Production facts

Duration: 8 min
Format: 35 mm
Year: 2002
Directors:Hanna Heilborn, David Aronowitsch & Mats Johansson
Design: Acne, Mats Johansson
3D-production, modelling and animation: Jonas Moberg, Mantra Animation
Animation: Flemming Borgen
Effects and rendering: Oskar Wahlberg, Mantra Animation
Music: Jonas Bohlin

Produced by Story AB
In co-production with:
Ulla Simonen, Kinotar Oy, Finland
Antonio Russo Merenda
Asterisk Film, Danmark/ Hysteria Film AB
With the support of:
Swedish Film Institute, Film Commissioner Göran Olsson
Foundation for Culture of the Future
Danish Film Institute, Film Commissioner Jakob Högel
Nordic Film- & TV fund, Film Commissioner Kristin Ulseth
The Finnish Film Foundation, Film Commissioner Pia Andell
SVT Documentary, Björn Arvas
YLE 1, Sari Volanen

Contact for International Festivals:
Sara Yamashita Rüster/The Swedish Film Institute
phone: +46-(0)8 - 665 11 41

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A forum for short documentaries

From 1999 to 2002 Story produced the television program Ikon for the Swedish Television. Ikon focused on the short creative documentary. Short documentaries can be funny, dramtic, experimental and drastic. Animations and art films with a documentary base were also screened in Ikon. Young talented filmmakers made films and more experienced filmmakers could experiment. 122 films were screened in 34 programs. During four years the short documentary genre in Sweden got production money and a window in Public-service Television. A majority of the films were commissioned but there were also acquisitions of Swedish and foreign films. Ikon-films have been in festivals all over the world and received international awards.

Production facts

Editorial staff 1999 – 2002: Göran Olsson, Patrick Bratt, Mia Engberg,
Lotta Erikson, David Aronowitsch
Graphics: Stefania Malmsten
Jingles and vignettes: Slide
Coordination: Jenny Örnborn, Anna Wennegren
On-line: Daniel Jonsäter
Economy: Anders Önnerfält
Sound: Anders Nyström, Henrik Lörstad, Jonas Bohlin
Musical adviser: Sahar Sorati
Assistants: Malin Björkman-Widell, Halvard Walldén
Project-managers SVT: Otto Fagerstedt, Björn Arvas, Ingemar Persson, Ulla Nilsson
Many thanks to: Yvonne Rock, Jonas Anderson, PeÅ Holmqvist, Jan-Olof Gurinder, Peter Hald, Lena Hansson-Varhegyi, Lars Hedenstedt, Mikael Olsson, Bengt Toll, Anita Oxburgh, Ragnar Berthling, Pia Hallonsten

Filmmakers and professionals who made films for or screened their work in Ikon/ SVT:
Carl-Johan de Geer, David Flamholc, Mårten Nilsson, Tania Unia, Juan Ruz, Masoud Morshedi, Mia Engberg, Johan Hellström, Rikke Houd, Richard Kenworthy, Tomas Almgren, Boella, Bigert & Bergström, Tana Ross, Lotta Erikson, Micki Dedijer, Petra Bauer, Gabriella Bier, Balsam Hellström, Greger Ulf Nilson, Milk Projects, Alberto Hersckovits, Tove Torbiörnsson, Camilla Roos, Malgorzata Szumowska, Mary Lee Copeland, Ninni Hasselberg, Jean Louis Huhta, Håkan Engström, Stefan Spett, Erik Gandini, Carmilla Floyd, Beate Grimsrud, Stefan Wrenfelt, Light Surgeons, Tinna Joné, Manuel Cubas, Babak Najafi, David Reeves, Richard Solars, Marika Heidebäck, Karolina Ramqvist, Nanna Huolman, Birgitta Jansson, Susanna Edwards, Mikael Katzeff, Jan Alvemark, Channa Bankier, Kirsi Nevanti, Jockum Nordström, Pål Hollender, Malin Skjöld, Sonja Östergren, Anna Gerdén, Eric M Nilsson, Marita Gatte, Michel Wenzer, Tarek Saleh, Helle Toft Jensen, Helen Levitt, Agnieszka Lukasiak, Stefan Jarl, Jesper Andersson, D.A Pennebaker, Jan Troell, Staffan Lamm, Peter Davis, Don de Fina, Erik Bäfving, Ruben Östlund, Ewa Cederstam, Peter Magnusson, Anna Fröman, Bogdan Dziworski, Jesper Nordahl, Tove Falk-Olsson, Jenny Bergman, Aardman Animation, Anita Malmqvist, Ali Boriri, Leo Brusewitz, Sergej Dvortsevoj, Håkan Berthas, Johan Bjerkner, Stefan Sundlöf, Hanna Heilborn, Mats Johansson, Catti Brandelius, Esias Baitel, Måns Månsson, Daniel Moll, Mathilda Alborn, Terese Mörnvik, Spike Jonze, Freddy Olsson, Martina Iverus, Anne Möller Bondesson, Fredrik Gertten, Dominika Daubenbüchel, Marek Wieser, Eugene Paramoer, Vaughan Giose, Martina Della Tonga, Peter Palm, Tomas Lagerman, Mikadelica, Bernard Winkler, Shane Walter and more.


Tempo 06

Intro sequence 7th Tempo Documentary Festival

Shoot a late night in an Atlantic City back-lot, just yards from the cold ocean, this clip futures this lyrics:

There is no secret.
There is no secret, there is no mysteries.
There is just destiny and creativity.
Either you have it or you don´t.
It´s inspiration, if you are inspired, and I think if it comes from the heart if you are sincere.
Sincerity is everything.
That to me is the most important part, how sincere is your product, and does it bring joy? And does it bring pleasure. And does it bring information to people, does it stimulate the audience? Stimulation thats the key.

Production facts

Title: Tempo-06 Directed by: Göran Olsson

Produced by:Jenny Örnborn
Sound by: Johanna Olofsson
Shoot on A-cam by Ikonoskop
Client: Tempo Documentary Festival
Agneta Mogren

Girls Talk/Tjejsnack


Three short documentaries by Hanna Heilborn & David Aronowitsch

Girls Talk/Tjejsnack is a part of the campaign "There are a lot of reasons not to do drugs" screened in MTV 2006. The films are based on interviews with two girls of nineteen. They are talking about their addiction and describe both the appeal of drugs and the backsides. The films explore visually the story without exposing the subjects and use a variation of techniques like animation and infrared cameras. The work of finding new visual solutions and to tell stories in non-traditional ways that started in Hidden continues.

The films were awarded a "Silver Egg" in the The Golden Egg award. And Nominated for The Kolla award.

Production facts

Client:The Swedish National Drug Policy Coordinator
Advertising Agency: Futurniture AB
Year: 2006
Agency Producer: Peter Füle
Agency Art Director: Fredrik Nilsson
Agency Copy Writer: Jenny Gromark
Agency coordinator: Johan Kinnman
Directors: Hanna Heilborn & David Aronowitsch
Camera, graphics & animation: Jonas Nilsson & Carolina Zell
Music: Anthony Mills
Research & assistent: Jonas Fagerlund
Economy: Jenny Örnborn
Sound & mix: Anders Nyström
Online & color-grading: sto.pp
Production: Story AB

Thanks to:
FLIR Systems
GE-Healthcare, Uppsala Imanet AB
Toll & 2
Johan Heilborn
F 12 Terassen
Per Sundström,
And foremost many thanks to the participants


Ikon South Africa


a platform for the creative documentary


Ikon South Africa is a platform for the short creative documentary in South Africa. It is cooperation between Ikon/Sweden and Ikon/South Africa since 1999. The project is supported by the Swedish – South African Culture Partnership Programme.

Production facts

Contact South Africa:
Ikon-South Africa
Rainbow Circle Films
Martina Della Togna
Vaughan Giose
PO Box 44 Matroosfontein 7489
South Africa
Tel. +27 21 933 1514
Fax +27 21 933 3102

Contact Sweden:
Göran Olsson
David Aronowitsch
Ikon/ Story AB
Tel.+46-8-15 62 80

Bitch & Butch

Behind the scenes of Selma & Sofie

We follow the collaboration and discussions behind the scenes of the erotic film Selma & Sofie. Sara and Camilla - who play the leading parts - come from a small place in the north of Sweden, and have never done anything like this before.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: Swedish. No subtitles.

Production facts

Production year: 2003
Duration: 45 min
Director: Mia Engberg and Nanna Huolman
Camera: Nanna Huolman, Sara Swanson
Sound: Sara Swansson,Marie-Louise Nilebrink
Editing: Eva Hillström
Producer: Lotta Suarez
With the support of: The Swedish Film Institute, SVT Documentary Dept. Björn Arvas Production Company: Story AB

Suburban Songs/165 Hässelby

A documentary by Mia Engberg

Suburban Songs (165 Hässelby) is a film about Ayesha, Frazze, Julio and "Dino" who live in the high-rise blocks around Hässelby Gård. This is a film about wanting to change the world; about painting graffiti although you might end up in jail; about dealing with Swedish authorities when you don't speak Swedish that well; and about being expelled from school because you have ADHD. But above all, this is an homage to the suburbs ofStockholm, and to the people who live there.


Production facts

Duration: 58 min
Director: Mia Engberg
Camera: Malin Korkeasalo, EwaCederstam, Göran Olsson
Editing: Eva Hillström, Daniel Jonsäter, Mia Engberg
Producer: Jenny Örnborn, Story AB
With the support of:: The Swedish Film Institute/Hjalmar Palmgren, SVT Documentary Dept. Björn Arvas, Nordic Film & TV Fund/ Eva Færevaag, NRK
Production Company: Story AB


The Swedish Cancer Society/Cancerfonden


Six commercials for the Swedish Cancer Society/ Cancerfonden. They are a part of the campaign ”We are going to defeat cancer. Do you want to join?”/ Vi tänker besegra cancer. Vill du vara med?”

Production facts

Client: The Swedish Cancer Society/Cancerfonden
Advertising Agency: WatersWidgren AB
Art Director: Patric Waters
Copy Writer: Johan Nilsson
Agency Producer: Per Oholt
Production Company: Story AB
Director and cinematographer: Göran Olsson
Producer: David Aronowitsch
Line Producer: Katarina Wåhlberg
Post Production: sto.pp
Sound: Ljudligan


Bertil and Maggan

A documentary

A documentary about Bertil and Maggan, a couple since 20 years. An intense and unsentimental depiction of the doubts, the tensions and the lack of respect in this relation of love and hatred.

Production facts

Format: DigiBeta
Duration: 28 minutes
Year: September 2003
Director: JH Engström
Producer: Jenny Örnborn
Editor: Kajsa Grandell
Music: Amanda Ooms
Sound: Anders Nyström



The story of a Bulgarian bear owner

The Roma tradition of making a living on dancing bears has gone from father to son for more than a thousand years. In 2000 the animal rights organizations Vier Pfoten and the Brigitte Bardot Foundation decided to end this tradition in Bulgaria. Stefan Dimov Ivanov is one of the last "mechkar", a profession that is now coming to an end. This film tells the story about him and his companion Stefka, the bear, during their last days together.

Production facts

Language: Bulgarian
Subtitles: English 

Shooting format: s-16mm, colour
Final format: DigiBeta
Duration: 29 minutes
Director and camera: Albin Biblom
Sound: Svetoslav Stefanov Dimov
Editor: Thomas Lagerman

Sound mix: Anders Nyström,
Translation: Bo Lundgren,
Producers: Göran Olsson and Jenny Örnborn
Production company: Story AB
Supported by: Hjalmar Palmgren, Swedish Film Institute and Joakim Strand, Film i Skåne


Fuck You, Fuck You Very Much

The film with Leila K

Groundbreaking storytelling from the hard times of the 90’s.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.

Production facts

Director: Göran Olsson in collaboration with Carl-Johan Lindgren, Mia Engberg, David Aronowitsch and Patrick Bratt.
Financed by: The Swedish Filminstitute, Nordisk Film and TV Fund, The Swedish Television SVT, YLE, DR and NRK.

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Am I Black Enough For You with HRH Billy Paul

A feature documentary by Göran Olsson


- That one thing I told you Göran, why do you do so much work? Sometimes why did I do that song ? Because every song I do has a meaning. Mrs. Jones had a real meaning because there was a Mrs. Jones, and haven't even told you the story about Mrs. Jones.
- Please do.
- My wife is not Mrs. Jones. And she says one thing don't call me Mrs. Jones because I'm no Mrs. Jones! And we get into that later on... Mohammed Ali introduce me to her, I leave it to that. Me and my wife had broken up and I went to Louisville, Kentucky, and he was waiting for me at the airport, and I was is distress because I didn't want to break up with my wife at that time, but he said take the night of I'm going to introduce you somebody. And so the story started to happened, and I also got picked up in pieces as we moved along. I knew you where gonna ask me that question, it's so funny because when I started to sing that song I didn't know everybody had a Mrs. Jones. The hole world had a Mrs. Jones.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.

Production facts

Interviews, camera and sound
Schnittmeister ANDERS REFN
Additional Sound ÅSA JACOBSSON

Production Assistants
Produced by STORY AB

With support by
The Swedish Film Instituet / Tove Torbiörnsson The Nordic Film & TV Fond / Eva Færevaag 
The Danish Film Institute / Michael Haslund-Christensen The Finnish Film Foundation / 
Miia Haavisto The Swedish Arts Grants Committee The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency / The Department of Arts and Culture / The Swedish National Arts Council     
In association with ETV / Marje Jurtshenko NRK / Tore Tomter YLE Teema Ateljee / Outi Saarikoski 
DR / Flemming Grentz and Rainbow Circle Films
© 2009 Story AB and Sveriges Television AB

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Am I Black Enough For You with HRH Billy Paul


a film by Göran Olsson


- That one thing I told you Göran, why do you do so much work? Sometimes why did I do that song ? Because every song i do has a meaning. Mrs Jones had a real meaning because there was a mrs Jones, and haven't even told you the story about mrs Jones.
- Please do.
- My wife is not mrs Jones. And she says one thing don´t call me mrs Jones because I'm no mrs Jones! And we get into that later on... Mohammed Ali introduce me to her, i leave it to that. Me and my wife had broken up and I went to Louisville Kentucky and he was waiting for me at the airport, and I was is distress because I didn't want to break up with my wife at that time, but he said take the night of I´m going to introduce you somebody. And so the story started to happened, and I also got picked up in pieces ass we moved along.
I knew you where gonna ask me that question, its so funny because when I started to sing that song i didn't know everybody had a mrs Jones. The hole world had a mrs Jones.

8 October 2006

Big Mike


A documentary

A film about a Swedish aborigin on a journey in search of his roots. Produced by Nordisk Film och TV in cooperation with SVT, Dokumentär, Håkan Berthas och Hanna Heilborn (Story). Mike was born in Cherbourg, Australia, a former reservation for indigenous australians. Just a couple of days old he’s adopted by a swedish couple living in the country. When the film starts Mike has no family left, he is 21 years old and stays at his best friends home in Northern Sweden, dreaming of becoming a rap-artist. One day he gets a phone call. It’s a woman saying she’s his biological mum in Australia…. From there we follow Mike during three crucial years, on a journey that will change his life forever.

Production facts

Directing and Script: Hanna Heilborn
Directing and camera: Håkan Berthas
Editing: Stefan Sundlöf
Assistant Editing: Johan Bjerkner
Sound Mix: Anders Nyström
Graphic Design: Mats Johansson, Acne
Producer: Stefan Sundlöf
Executive Producer: Helena Sandemark Onsum
Creative Producer: Per Lapins
Produced by: Nordisk Film och TV in cooperation with SVT, Dokumentär Björn Arvas, Håkan Berthas och Hanna Heilborn (Story) together with ABC Australia Dasha Ross, NRK Tore Tomter, with the support by Nordisk Film och TV-fond Eva Færevaag and Film i Västernorrland.



12 short educational films and docs

How does a cellular phone works? What is RGB? And how come a computer is built on the same counting system as an old optical Telegraph? In twelve short educational animations and dcoumentaries, mainly produced for a younger audience, we really get to know how stuff works. These films are a part of the exhibitionå/Now.then.comm at The National Museum of Science and Technology.

Production facts

Client: Tekniska Museet/ The National Museum of Science and Technology
Curator: Susanne Rolf
Production Company: Story AB
Director: Hanna Heilborn
Camera & Editing: Jonas Nilsson
Animation & Editing: Carolina Zell
Music: Petrus Bergstrand
Sound: Anders Nyström
Additional Sound: Joel Torstensson
Producer: Hanna Heilborn

The Entrepreneurs


A documentary

Three entrepreneurs from a fancy part of Stockholm have a spectacular idea. They want to turn the Bible into a coffee-table book looking like a glossy fashion magazine. They try to engage some of the hippest photographers and models to visualize the old texts. Their dream is to have Madonna, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Marcus Schenkenberg in biblical roles. And to make big cash with their dazzling project.

Production facts

Duration: 58 minutes
Year: 2003
Format: Digibeta
Director: Tove Falk-Olsson
Camera: Åsa Hoflin
Editing: Göran Olsson
Graphic: Stefania Malmsten
Executive producers: Göran Olsson & David Aronowitsch
Producer: Jenny Örnborn
Production company: Story AB

Mr. Internet


A film about an Internet pioneer

Björn Eriksen (1948 – 2005) was the first person in Sweden to send an email. He was also the one who registered the Swedish internet-domain (.se) in 1986. The film will be screened in The National Museum of Science and Technology/Tekniska museet in Stockholm from the end of April 2007.

Watch the film:

Production facts

Directors: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Graphics and animation: Jonas Nilsson
Music: Petrus Bergstrand
Sound: Jonas Fagerlund
On Line, Mix, grading: Göran Olsson
Consultant: Susanne Rolf
Produced by: Story AB for
.SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation)

Swedish Fashion – Exploring a New Identity

A touring exhibition produced by the Swedish Institute

Swedish Fashion – Exploring a New Identity is an exhibition showing
the work of a new generation of fashion designers from Sweden.

Participating designers
Ann-Sofie Back
Sandra Backlund
Martin Bergström
Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair
Helena Hörstedt
Rickard Lindqvist
Diana Orving
The Local Firm
Göran Sundberg

The exhibition requires an area of about 150 – 200 m² and technical
equipment in the form of directional spotlights and projectors.
The exhibition tour starts in autumn 2008 and is expected
to run for two years, with the possibility of an extended run.

Production facts

Exhibition facts

Curator: Maria Ben Saad, fashion writer and senior lecturer at Beckmans college of Design

Art Director: Stefania Malmsten, graphic designer and art director

Exhibition design: Ola Andersson, architect

Film: Göran Olsson, director
Music: Halvard Waldén and John Olsson

Exhibition manager:
Anna Maria Svensson
Phone +46 ( 0 )8 453 78 00
E-mail: asv @

Swedish Institute
Box 7434
SE-103 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Polis 08


Production facts

Regi Göran Olsson
Foto Tore Wollan
Produktion Anna Persson
Ljud Calle Calmertz
Klipp Wilhelm Hugo
Inspelningspesonal Linnea Renhammar-Metus
Ariel GOMAR, Carlos Rojas , Axel Stål

Producerad av
Story AB i samproduktion med
SVT Dokumentär projektledare Caisa Westling
Med stöd av Svenska Filminstitutet,
filmkonsulent Tove Torbiörnsson

En film om Olle Ljungström/A film about Olle Ljungström

A documentary by Jacob Frössén

I januari 2006 ringde Jacob Frössén upp Olle Ljungström utan att känna honom särskilt väl för att fråga om han fick göra en film om honom. Olle bemötte idén med stor entusiasm ”Du anar inte hur smickrad jag blir...” ”Du får filma allt förutom när jag går på toaletten”, med dom orden på minnet har regissören Jacob Frössén nu följt Olle de senaste tre åren.
Största delen av filmen filmade Jacob själv, en medveten tanke, det var viktigt att känna att det inte fanns ett filmteam bakom kameran och i kulisserna. Detta gav resultat i att han och Olle kom varandra väldigt nära under filmandet, vilket har avspegling i filmen.

Olle Ljungströms karriär började i bandet Reeperbahn i slutet av 70-talet och följdes upp på 90-talet som hyllad soloartist, de senaste åren har varit tysta men nu är äntligen något på gång. Detta är filmen om mannen som slog igenom som mycket ung och sedan dess levt mer än de flesta.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: Swedish. No subtitles.

Premiär: 23 januari, Folkets bio, visas i Stockholm, Malmö, Lund, Norrköping och Västerås
Tider för biografvisning i Stockholm:
Fre-sö. kl. 18.00, lö-sö även kl. 15.00
Mån - to 18.45,  Pris 50kr.

TV-sändning: 27 februari

Production facts

Längd: 57 minuter
Inspelningsformat: DVcam
Leveransformat: Digibeta
Visningsformat: Digibeta, DVD
Aspect ratio: 16:9 anamorfisk
Produktionsår: 2009
Inspelning: januari 2006 – november 2008
Klippning: höst/vinter 2008

Regi: Jacob Frössén
Produktionsbolag: Story AB
Producenter: David Aronowitsch och Göran Olsson / Story AB

Samproducent: SVT STOCKHOLM / Kultur, projektledare Vera Bonnier
Stöd från: Film Stockholm, Ulf Andersson-Greek samt Svenska Filminstitutet, Tove Torbiörnsson

Foto: Jacob Frössén
Foto och Ljud under intervjuer: Anders Kronborg
Ljudmix: Anders Nyström
Klipp: Thomas Lagerman
Text & Musik: Olle Ljungström & Heinz Liljedahl, Reeperbahn (Ljunsgtröm & Sundqvist)
Grafik: Jacob Frössén
Konsult: Dino Jonsäter
Koordinator: Annika Rogell

Stillbildsfoto från: Misse Ljungström, Anders Ljungström, Olle Ljungström, Helene Schmitz, Pelle Sundqvist, Peter von Gegerfelt, Ola Andersson, Tomas Gidén, Eddie Sjöberg, Ullis Wesley, Jouni Tervalampi, Anti Wendel, Johan Ödmann
Arkivmaterial och Super 8 från: Anders Ljungström, Mats Wigerdal, SVT, Z-TV, SF, TV8

Presskontakt: Jacob Frössén
Tel: 070-7555029

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Unplay/Play Girl


a film by Joanna Rytel

Unplay/Play Girl violates conventions and norms and goes against the patriarchal rules for how a girl should behave. The film concerns the gender-specific rules, taboos, honour between male friends and takes on much more than what is expected by a girl.



Production facts

Director: Joanna Rytel
Producer: Anna Linder
Associated Producer Story: Göran Olsson
With the support of Anne-Marie Söhrman Fermlin/SFI

The Wave

Hanna Heilborn, the filmmaker, challenges herself by deciding to learn how to surf, and to let a film photographer follow her in the struggle. During this travel, under and above water, she starts to remember bits and pieces from her childhood and an inner travel develops along as the outer one. The film is built on a humorous Voice-Over and the goal to become a good surfer, without having the age or, as she believes, the looks for it. Yet not only good memories are brought to the surface – and the meetings with boat-refugees dying in the same place as we, the Europeans, get pleasure also complicate the easiness. This is a short documentary (28 min) as much as a beginning of an art projects, where pictures from both now and then are mixed with animation.

25 June 2009

The Wave


A documentary by Hanna Heilborn

After divorcing the 40-years old filmmaker decides having some fun, learning how to surf. Along on the adventure she brings a camera and her 5 years old son. Their journey quickly becomes deadly serious. With a broken nose, a twisted knee and when almost no money left our anti-heroine is just about to give up. Seven years of struggles though makes her reach the goal, to catch clean waves. This adventure is a black comedy taking us from Sweden to Costa Rica, via the Canary Islands to Portugal. All about a middle-aged woman trying to maneuver the waves of the Ocean as much as life itself.


Production facts

Year of production: 2015

Format: short documentary (19 min), DCPPal and DCPNTSC

With the support by: Swedish Filminstitute/Tove Torbiörnsson, Cecilia Lidin 

In co-production with: Sveriges Television AB/Helena Ingelsten, Andrea Östlund 

Producer: Story AB/Hanna Heilborn 


Facing Genocide - Khieu Samphan and Pol Pot

A feature documentary by David Aronowitsch and Staffan Lindberg

The film Facing Genocide is a search into the personality of Khieu Samphan. He was the Head of state of one of the most brutal regimes ever, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. We have followed him one and half year before his arrest in 2007. He is soon facing a trial and is charged with Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Genocide. The film gives insight into his mindset, his life today and his close relation to Pol Pot. It is a unique story about an ex-leader the time before his arrest and before he is put on trial.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.

Others appearing in the film:
Theary Seng, lawyer and victim of the Khmer Rouge. She is Khieu Samphan’s antagonist in the film and also the voice of the victims.
Jacques Vergès, Khieu Samphan’s defence-lawyer often called the Devil's advocate.
So Socheat, Khieu Samphan’s wife, who has been with him since the beginning of the seventies.
Nuon Chea, ideologist and Head of Security of the Khmer Rouge.

Festivals etc.
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010
The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad 2010
Nordisk Panorama - 5 Cities Film Festival, Bergen 2010
Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) 2010
Doc Lounge, the 19:th of October in Lund 2010
International Rome Film Festival 2010
Aarhus filmfestival 2010, Denmark
OSD.DOC – Östersunds dokumentärfestival 2010
Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival. Oslo, February 2011

Cinema Screenings Sweden etc.
Wednesday the 20:th of October in Stockholm, Zita/Folkets Bio and seminar with
Theary Seng, survivor and lawyer, the UN-lawyer Hans Corell. Moderator Jesper Bengtsson, Reporters without borders. 
Saturday the 23:th October in Stockholm, Zita/Folkets Bio and seminar with
Theary Seng, survivor and lawyer, Moderator Jesper Bengtsson, Reporters without borders.
Sunday the 24:th of October in Stockholm, Zita/Folkets Bio and seminar  screening with
Peter Fröberg Idling, author of “Pol Pots leende”, Brittis Edman, specialist on Cambodia and responsible for South East Asia, Civil Rights Defenders. Moderator Jesper Bengtsson, Reporters without borders.
Tuesday the 26:th of October, Malmö, Panora Seminar and seminar with Staffan Lindberg and Johan Ekblad,Human Rights-specialist.
Wednesday the 27:th of October, Västerås, Elektra/ Folkets Bio and s
eminar with David Aronowitsch and Brittis Edman, responsible for South East Asia, Civil Rights Defenders. Moderator Jesper Bengtsson, Reporters without borders.
Thursday the 28:th of October
, Göteborg, Hagabio/Folkets Bio, Hagabio and Q&A with David Aronowitsch Q&A.

Production facts

By David Aronowitsch and Staffan Lindberg

Duration: 94 min.

Year: 2010

Shooting format: Super 16 mm.

Producer: David Aronowitsch, Jenny Örnborn and Tobias Janson

Camera: Göran Olsson

Research: Puy Kea 

Music: Michel Wenzer

Editor: Torkel Gjørv

Dramaturgist: Jon Haukeland

Sound edit and mix: Anders Nyström

Graphic Design: Stefania Malmsten

Broadcasters and financiers: The Swedish Film Institute/Tove Torbiörnsson, The Norwegian Film Institute/Maria Fuglevaag Warsinski, Slate funding Media Plus Programme 2006, The Nordic Film and TV Fond/Eva Færevaag, NRK / Tore Tomter, VPRO/Nathalie Windhorst, Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

In co-production with: The Swedish Television, SVT/Axel Arnö, Medieoperatørene Norway/Charlotte Røhder Tved, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen/Jesper Bergom-Larsson

Contact for International Festivals:

Sara Yamashita Rüster/The Swedish Film Institute


phone: +46-(0)8 - 665 11 41





A film on gender-bending in San Francisco

To be a woman and then become a man when you live together with a dyke that might actually be a gay man. What is manhood? Will you become a better man if you know how it is to be a woman? A film on gender-bending in San Francisco.

Production facts

Length: 10 min
Year: 1999
Shot on location in San Francisco

Director, camera and editing: Mia Engberg
Sound: Anna Hallberg


Parkside Girls

Three women trying to make it in NYC

Three women came to New York to seek happiness and they all ended up at Parkside Residence, the Salvation Army's residence for women. "Even if I don't become famous or even semi-famous I just hope that, at the age of 65, I'm not living in this room."

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: English. No subtitles.

Production facts

Parkside Girls
Length: 23 min
Year: 1996
Shot on location in New York

Director and camera: Mia Engberg
Editing: Göran Olsson and Mia Engberg
Production: Lo Kauppi for Dramatiska Institutet

The Stars We Are

Kalle's last Christmas alive

Nominated for a Swedish Golden Bug 1997. First prize at the Munich FilmFestival.

Kalle is gay, skinhead and HIV-positive. We follow Kalle and his friends, Henrik and Ibrahim, during the Christmas holiday. They do drugs, discuss life and their hatred of people in general. They also talk about death, which they sometimes long for. It is Kalle's last Christmas alive.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: Swedish. No subtitles.

Production facts

The Stars We Are
Length: 28 min
Year: 1997
Shot on location in Stockholm

Director and editing: Mia Engberg
Camera: Ewa Cederstam Sound: Torsten Rundquist
Production: Anita Oxburgh for Migma Film AB


Meat is Murder


A film about an animal rights activist

Vänersborg 1997

A film about Anna who is an Animal Rights activist and Straight-Edge. "I might be naïve, but I want to believe that the world can be changed."

Production facts

Meat is Murder
Length: 28 min
Year: 1997

Director and camera: Mia Engberg
Cinematography: Ewa Cederstam
Sound: Frida Englund
Editing: Carl Javér
Production: Göta Film AB for SVT Göteborg


An animated documentary by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn

- We were abducted my mother, father, sister and me. Then they killed my parents and separated me from my sister. 
I was five, Abuk tells us in a low voice. I stayed with one of
 the men who kidnapped us and took care of his goats. Slaves 
is about Abuk, nine, and Machiek, fifteen. Like thousands of other children they were taken from South Sudan by government sponsored militia in Sudan and used as slaves. They were later liberated by the organisation CEAWC (Committee for the Eradication of Abduction of Women and Children) now in South Sudan headed by James Aguer. Slaves is based on an interview made in 2003 and is the second film in a series of animated documentaries with and about children in difficult situations by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn, and with design by Mats Johansson/Acne Jr.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.

Welcome to a new site dedicated to the animated documentaries Sharaf, Slaves and Hidden:

Best short documentary, the Silver Cub Award, IDFA, Amsterdam, 2008.
Special Mention, the Generation 14plus Section, Berlinale 2009.
Best Short doc. the STHLM.DOC Award, Tempo Doc. Festival,Stockholm 2009.
Best Short Animation Film Award, Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California, 2009.
Special Mention, IT’S ALL TRUE–International Documentary Film Festival, Brasil, 2009.
Best Short Documentary Award, DOXA Doc. Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2009.
The Annecy Cristal for Best Short Animation and the Unicef Award at The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, June 2009.
Best Animated Short, World Wide Short Film Fest, Toronto, Canada, June 2009
Best Documentary Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival, August 2009.
Best Short for Youth, Golden Kite Award, Int.Film Festival for Children&Youth, Buenos Aires, Sept. 2009.
Best Film and Best Photography, Capalbio Int. Short Film Festival, Italy, Oct. 2009.
First Doc. Prize, Curtocircuito Santiago de Compostela Short Film Festival, Spain Oct. 2009.
Best film animation-program Panorama, FiFF Femina Int. Film Festival, Norway 2009.
Best International Animation Short at Leeds International Film Festival, UK, 2009.
Best Animation at River Film Festival in Padova, Italy, 2009.
Honorable Mention Short Documentary, Nashville Film Festival, USA, 2009
Best Short Film Award, Birds Eye View Film Festival, London UK, 2010.
Best film and the Public Award, Curt.doc Doc. Festival, Girona region/Catalonia, 2010.
Award UNAFF/Stanford Video for Editing, United Nations Association Film Festival 2010.
The Arts Grants Committee's Mai Zetterling Grant 2011 to Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch for their work with Hidden and Slaves
Sydsvenskan’s and BUFF's Honourary Award 20011 to Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch for their work with Hidden and Slaves
Best Short film, Kolla! 2011, Swedish design award, Moving Image section

Film Festivals 2008
Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, Malmö,  26/9-1/10
IDFA, Int. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 20-30/11

Film Festivals 2009
Berlinale, Generation 5-15/2
ZagrebDox 23/2-1/3
Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose 25/2-8/3
True/False Film Fest, Missouri 26/2-1/3
Tempo 4-8/3
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim 6-10/3
One World Int. Human Rights Docu Film Festival, Prague 11-19/3
Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards 13-23/3
Thessaloniki Docu Festival 13-22/3
Movies that Matter Festival, the Netherlands 15/3-10/4
It’s All True, Sao Paolo & Rio de Janeiro 25/3-5/4
Nashville Film Festival 16-23/4
ViewFinders Intl. Film Festival for Youth, Halifax 21-25/4
Visions du Réel, Nyon 23-29/4
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 23/4 - 7/5
IndieLisboa – Int. Independent Film Festival 23/4-3/5
Stuttgart Int. Festival of Animated Film 5-10/5
Planete Doc Film Festival, Warszaw 8-17/5
Doxa Int. Docu Film Festival, Vancouver 22-31/5
Seoul Human Rights Film Festival 29/5-4/6
Annecy International Animation Film Festival 10-12/6
Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad, Norway 10-15/6
Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto 16-21/6
Edinburgh Int. Film Festival 17-28/6
Encounters Docu Film Festival, Cape Town 2-19/7
Seoul Int. Youth Film Festival  9-15/7
ERA New Horizons, Wroclaw, Poland 23/7-2/8
Melbourne Film Festival 24/7-9/8
Brisbane Film Festival 30/7-9/8
Int. Film Festival for Youth and Children Nueva Mirada, Buenos Aires 3-9/9
Fantoche Int. Animation Film Festival Baden/Schwitzerland 8-13/9
Animania, Cacak,  Serbia 9-12/9
Int. Best of Short Films Festival, Marseille 11-13/9
Milano Film Festival 11-20/9
Tri Continental Film Festival, South Africa 11-30/9
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 17-20/9
Buster, Copenhagen 17/9-2/10
Bangkok Int. Animation Film Festival 26-30/9
Carrousel Int. Youth Film Festival of Rimouski, Quebec 27/9-4/10
Perspektive - Human Rights Film Festival, Nürnberg 30/9-11/10
Jersey Branchage Film Festival 1-4/10
Capalbio, Italy 8-11/10
Hamptons Int. Film Festival, USA 8-12/10
Cinessone European Film Festival, Paris 9-24/10
Wiesbaden Int. Weekend of Animation 15-18/10
DOK Leipzig 26/10-1/11
Artfutura, Barcelona 29/10-1/11
Femmina Int. Film Festival, Norge 29/10-1/11
Animatic, Pamplona, Spain, Nov.
One World Slovakia, Bratislava 3-8/11
Interfilm, Berlin 3-8/11
Sheffield Doc/Fest 4-8/11
Leeds Int. Film Festival, UK 4-22/11
Alcine, Spain 6-14/11
Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark, 12-15/11
Cinemania Fest, Sofia, Bulgaria 13/11-3/12
Worldwide Short Film Festival Tour; Montreal 17/11, Calgary 26/11, Vancouver 30/11
Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia 18-22/11
Int. Environmental Film Festival, Paris 18-24/11
Sottodiciotto Film Festival, Torino, Italy 26/11-5/12
Festival on Wheels, Turkey 4-20/12
Animateka Int. Animation Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovakia 7–13/12

Film Festivals 2010
Birds Eye View Film Festival, London UK
Curt.doc Doc. Festival, Girona region/Catalonia/Spain
BBC Big Screen with Doc/Fest around the UK
ISAFF OPEN CINEMA Int. Short & Animation Film Festival, St.Petersburg, Russia
Australian Refugee Film Festival
Aarhus Filmfestival on tour 2010, Denmark.
Doxita III: New York Premiere, July 19, IFC Center, New York
HIROSHIMA 2010 International Animation Festival in Japan
UNAFF 2010, 13th United Nations Association Film Festival, San Francisco, US, October
ETIUDA&ANIMA 2010, Krakow, Poland, November

Film Festivals 2011
Göteborg International Film Festival 2011
Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival 2011 in Oslo Norway, February
AMBULANTE 2011, Travelling documentary film festival in México

Film Festivals 2012

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 2012

Film Festivals 2014

Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 2013

Film Festivals 2014 

ANIMASIVO, 23rd to 27th July 2014 Mexico City

DVD, Multimedia, Exhibitions etc.
Flyp Media 2009 Issue 24, 2009
Svensk Kortfilm 1 DVD, Folkets Bio 2008
50th Annecy Int. Animation Festival Anniversary's DVD boxset
EUROPE IN SHORTS, a project of RUHR.2010.

Exhibition with Slaves and Hidden at Konsthuset, Uppsala, Sweden, October


Production facts

Production year: 2008
Format: 35 mm
Duration: 15 minutes

By David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn Art Directon/Character
Design: Mats Johansson, Acne Junior
Production Design/Animation Design: Magnus Östergren, Degauss
Lead Animation: Nicolas Hu Animators: Hubert Seynave, Gilles Brinkhuizen, Mathilde Le Moal, Nicolas Maurice, Benoît Galland.
Animation/Post Production: Degauss/Daniel Annefelt, Mats Karsvall, Marcus Dalhamn, Francis Paulsson
Background Animation: Isak Gjertsen
Photos: Kim Naylor 3D Models: Maria Avramova, Christer Hägglund
Rendering/Ass Compositing: Calle Herdenberg, Pär Linusson
Sound Design: Peter Albrechtsen, Anders Nyström
Advisor/Translation: Martin Majak.
Digital Grading: The Chimney Pot

Produced with supprt by: The Swedish Film Institute/Hjalmar Palmgren, Anne-Marie Söhrman Fermelin. SVT Documentary/Ulla Nilsson. The Norwegian Film Institute /Peter Bøe. The Danish Film Institute/Miriam Nørgaard. YLE Co-productions/Sari Volanen. The Nordic Film and TV Fond/Eva Færevaag. The Foundation for the Culture of the Future, Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Danida.
Co-producers: Anna-Maria Kantarius and Louise Køster/Pausefilm Aps, Øyvind Rostad/Medieoperatørene AS.
Produced by: Story AB.

Contact for International Festivals:
Sara Yamashita Rüster/The Swedish Film Institute
phone: +46-(0)8 - 665 11 41

At Night I Fly

A feature-length documentary by Michel Wenzer


At Night I Fly is a poetic testimony from a secluded world. New Folsom is one of the strictest prisons in the USA. A brutal world with riots, heavily armed guards and murders between rivaling gangs. In the middle of this there is also hope. In the film we meet several prisoners sentenced to life who take part in the programme Arts in Correction, where they meet over racial borders and gang hierarchies. These men have grown during their time in prison, they have learnt what it really means to be a human being. At night I Fly is film about the power of art.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Nordic countries only). English subtitles.

SvD: "Fascinerande" (5 out of 6)

Dagens Nyheter: "Elegant fängelsereportage blir en lovsång till konsten" (4 out of 5)
Expressen: "Intressanta och gripande dokumentären" (link)



Production facts

Duration: one version 56 min. and one feature version 88 min.
Director: Michel Wenzer
Camera: Albin Biblom and Eric Börjeson
Editing, Sound, Music: Michel Wenzer
Sound Editing and Mix: Jan Alvermark
Producer: Tobias Janson
Co-producer: Louise Køster/Pausefilm Aps
Supported by: The Swedish Television/Lars Säfström
The Swedish Film Institute/Tove Torbiörnsson
The Nordic Film and TV Fund/Eva Færevaag
The Danish Film Institute/Jakob Høgel
The Danish Radio /DR/Mette Davidsen-Nielsen
International sales: The Yellow Affair, Miira Paasilinna

Website :

I Like it Like it Was

A film by Farnaz Arbabi and Parasto Backman

The film premiered at the Göteborg International Film Festival 2011.

In 1991 three teen girls called Midi, Maxiand Efti became celebrities over night and the suburb Akalla was suddenly known all over Sweden. Fifteen years later two old friends try to make a film about the phenomenon. But Midi, Maxi and Efti no longer have contact, and they are not at all interested in talking about the past. A melancholically journey to the past by two friends who have a hard time letting go.

"I like it like it is
and I like it like it was
but I'm not so sure any more
any any more..."

-from Bad Bad Boys by Midi, Maxi & Efti 

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: Swedish. No subtitles.

Production facts

Directors: Farnaz Arbabi, Parasto Backman Film
Editing: Tomas Lagerman 
Sound design: Anders Nyström 
Graphic design: Parasto Backman 
Producer:Anna-Maria Kantarius 
Associated Producers Story:D.Aronowitsch and Göran Olsson 
With the support of: Film Stockholm, The Swedish Film Institute/Andra Lasmanis


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Moon Rider Swedish Premiere


The Danish-Swedish feature length documentary Moon Rider, directed by Daniel Dencik and co-produced by Story, will premiere at Stockholm International Film Festival in November

From the Stockholm Film Festival programme:

18-årige Rasmus Quaade är Danmarks mest lovande tävlingscyklist. Med kameran fäst på hans cykelhjälm får vi känna farten direkt från styret – en resa som till en början går raka vägen framåt, men som med Quaades sensibilitet också leder inåt. Tankarna förser bränsle till dokumentärens känslomässiga styrka, men kan hjärnspökena vara honom till last på spåret mot mållinjen?


Nov 8, 18.00, Victoria 4
Nov 9, 13.00, Victoria 4
Nov 10, 16.30, Klarabiografen

Buy tickets:

22 October 2012

Love During Wartime DVD released


After a successful international festival tour (Tribeca, CPH:DOX, Silverdocs etc) and Swedish cinema release is the DVD of Love During Wartime now finally available.

Love During Wartime is a feature-length documentary featuring the Palestinian Osama and the Israeli Jasmin. They want to live together, but both Palestinian society and Israeli bureaucracy make this nearly impossible. Or?

3 October 2012

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Fonko (TV series)


A television series about the musical revolution taking place in Africa today - narrated by Neneh Cherry

While southern Europe is crumbling, Angola is the world’s fastest growing economy. In Africa’s rapidly developing cities, urban musicians are creating sounds that have come to define the new generation. Urban music like kuduro, coupé-décalé and azonto have arisen out of social change and have come to define a new African identity shaped by post-colonial consciousness. In a six part television series, the ”Fonko” team will meet the most exciting musicians, djs and bloggers from Angola, Senegal, Nigeria and other countries in their home environments, as well as international artists who have been influenced by modern African music.


Production facts

Year of production: 2013/2014

Shooting format: HD
Duration: 6x28 minutes, 3x52 minutes, 90 minute feature version
Directors: Daniel Jadama & Lars Lovén
Creative director: Göran Olsson
Producer: Tobias Janson
Narration: Neneh Cherry
Camera: Ania Winiarska
Editing: Mikael Jönsson
Graphic design: Sepidar Hosseini

Produced by Story AB

in co-production with Eva Beckman/SVT, Jutta Krug/WDR and Esther van Messel/First Hand Film
Supported by Cecilia Lidin/SFI, Jane Roscoe/SBS, YLE, DR, NRK

World Sales: First Hand Films


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Sara-Vide Ericson

A documentary about Swedish artist Sara-Vide Ericson by Jacob Frössén

Jag börjar alltid med att iscensätta mina målningar in i minsta detalj, i en typ av ritual eller performance. Sen fotograferar jag det och det blir en skiss, som jag sen släpper - för att helt låta måleriet ta över.”

Konstnären Sara-Vide Ericson vägrar ligga lågt med sin egen uppfattning av världen. Det är i hennes målningar och bildvärld, som saker som kan uppfattas som genant och högst personligt, kan bli till något äkta och allmängiltigt.

Ofta saknar jag någonting som kan funka som en metafor för en känsla, eller för något ordlöst, men som vi alla delar. Det behövs avtryck av de tillstånd som vi inte kan beskriva, de saker som vi hela tiden upplever i vår medvetna eller omedvetna värld. Ni vet, de där undermedvetna förnimmelserna som rör upp saker inom oss, utan att vi vet var de kom från och framförallt var de höll till - tills nu.

Jacob Frösséns film dokumenterar startskedet av en ung konstnärs karriär. Vi får under en intensiv period följa hennes liv och skapandeprocess; från källarlokalen ”Ateljé Framstjärten” i Stockholm, till det stora ljusa rummet i det gamla kråkslottet ute på landet. Likaså följer vi utvecklingen från den första separatutställningen på det ansedda Galleri Magnus Karlsson i Stockholm, till den andra på samma galleri två år senare, via bl.a. en utställning i New York.

Ett närgånget porträtt av en ung konstnärs liv, där strävan efter att realisera sina visioner inte alltid är helt lätt och självklart. Speciellt inte i en omvärld som vill definiera det du gör, i relation till om du är man eller kvinna.


Outspoken and brazenly open, Swedish painter Sara-Vide Ericson makes her most intimate relationships the subject of her art. Filmmaker Jacob Frössén follows Ericson from her first solo exhibition in 2010 through to her second big exhibition at the prestigious Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm. As her personal life takes twists and turns, her artistic expression finds new forms. Based on intimate footage of the artist at work in her atelier, on trips to New York, and in her home in the countryside, the film focuses on relationships and how personal and creative journeys influence one another.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: Swedish. No subtitles.

Production facts

Format: HD
Director: Jacob Frössén
Producer: Göran Olsson
Co-producer: SVT STOCKHOLM / K special, projektledare Emelie Persson.


An animated documentary by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn

- The boat was like a little fly in the sea, in two-meter high waves. We just drifted without any food or water. Sharaf, 17, is one of thousands of youths that have been fleeing in unseaworthy boats across the ocean and arriving in Gran Canaria the last years. Sharaf was lucky, he survived. Thousands have died in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean trying to get into the EU. "Sharaf" is completed during the spring of 2012. It is the third and final part in a trilogy of animated documentaries about children and young people in vulnerable situations, by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn 

Welcome to a new site dedicated to the animated documentaries Sharaf, Slaves and Hidden:

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.


Strasbourg Human rights International Film Festival, 30 Oct.-8 Nov., 2014

ANIMASIVO, 23rd to 27th July 2014 Mexico City

The 14th Seoul International NewMedia Festival 7-15 Aug, 2014, Seoul, Korea

Tricky Women Festival Animation Festival, Vienna, Austria, 2014

Mecal 2014, 16th International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, Spain 

MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal, March 2014

WATCH DOCS IFF, Warsaw, Poland, 2013

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Animated Dreams, Tallin, Estonia , 2013

Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway, 2013

15 IFF Bratislava, Slovakia, (6th-12th November 2013)

DOK-Leipzig - 56th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, 2013

Facets Children’s Programs and the 30th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2013, Two prizes: YOUTH JURY PRIZE - ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY FILM 1st Prize, Animated Documentary Film  and CHILDREN’S JURY PRIZE – ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY FILM 2nd Prize, Animated Documentary Film 

21º Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal, 2013

Animac 18th Int. Animation Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain, 2013

Rooftop Films New York 2013

Dokufest Kosovo both in 2014 and 2015

Capalbio Cinema Int. Short Film Festival 2013 , Italy, Special Mention in World Of Map Award for Sharaf

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2-7 May 2013

Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 2013

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 2012

Production facts

Year of production : 2012
Format: HDCam
Duration: 13 minutes
Directors: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Art Direction and Character Design: Mats Johansson/Acne Jr
Production and Post-production Design: Magnus Östergren/Potemkin
Line producer: Thomas Oger
Lead animation: Nicolas Maurice
3D models: Jonas Kärn, Nicolas Maurice
Animation: Astrid Krejberg, Bert Zierfuß, Thomas Oger
Background animation: Malin Erkkonen, Charlotte Cambon, Lucie La Chimia
Rendering and compositing​: Adam Wittsell
Sound design: Anders Nyström
Conform and grading: Tom Brennan/ theFlock, Kersti Grunditz
Advisor and interpreter: Claudia Herrera Strömberg
Assistants: Tim Dahlberg, Jeroen Pool
Thanks to Gabriel Orihuela, Ulla Simonen, Ingvil Giske​
Charlotte Røhder Tvedt​, Sylvie Brenet, Odile Perrin, Benoît Evrard, Annalisa Aguilar
Produced with the support of Swedish Film Institute/Andra Lasmanis, SVT, Documentary Department/
Caisa Westling, Helena Ingelsten, Danish Film Institute/ Dorte Høeg Brask, Nordisk Film & TV Fond/Karolina Lidin, Yle, Kulturbryggan
Company producer: Tobias Janson/Story
Co-producer Denmark: Camilla Andersen/ Microcosmos
Produced by: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Production company: Story AB

Babels Torn på Bobi Bar


A political dark comedy about today’s most contagious ideology - nationalism

Premieres December 28, 19.00 on SVT.

The director’s uncle Dodo passes by Bobi Bar in central Copenhagen a couple of times a week to knock back a tomato juice or two. There he meets his ideological foe, Kaj, a Danish People’s Party man. They cannot stand one another, but are unable to resist each other’s company. ”Everybody else is afraid to talk to me, they stare mutely into their magazines, but Kaj, at least you talk, even though most of what you say is rubbish”, says Dodo. They argue over Muslims, Swedes and capitalism with equal amounts of hostility and humor. A political dark comedy about today’s most contagious ideology – nationalism.


Production facts

Babels Torn på Bobi Bar

Length: 29 minutes 
Director: Gabriella Bier

Cinematographer: Albin Biblom

Editor: Dominika Daubenbüchel
Sound Editing: Anders Nyström
Graphic Art: Max Munck
, Frida Everling
Producer: Anna-Maria Kantarius
Executive Producer: Tobias Janson
Production company: Story AB

In co-production with: Sveriges Television

Supported by:The Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin, Tove Torbiörnsson, SVT/Lars Säfström, Konstnärsnämnden 


Three Poems by Spoon Jackson

The prelude to At Night I Fly

More than ten years before he made the feature-length documentary At Night I Fly, director Michel Wenzer got to know what would become one of the later film's main subjects, Spoon Jackson. Spoon had been imprisoned since 1977 and during that time evolved into an active poet, encouraging fellow inmates to join him in the special poetry course that the San Quention Prison in California was providing.

Spoon and Michel became friends and started writing letters to each other, which led to Michel wanting to document Spoon's poetry through film. Since permission to film him in prison was in first instance denied to Michel, the director went to the locations mentioned in Spoon's poems and filmed there instead. He used the inmate's reciting of his own poems, recorded during telephone calls between the two, as a voice-over.

The result was 'Three Poems by Spoon Jackson', a poetic short film in 3 parts. It gained honorable mentions at multiple film festivals.

"An original and compelling experience" -Made in Sweden, #3, 2004. 

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: English. No subtitles.

Production facts

Three Poems by Spoon Jackson

Year: 2003
Duration: 14 mins 
Director, sound and musical composition: Michel Wenzer
Photo: Albin Biblom
Editing: Jens Friis-Hansen

Final mix: Anders Nystrom
Graphics: Anders Önnerfält
Lyrical adaption: Göran Strömqvist
Co-ordinator: Jenny Örnborn 

Music performed by: Anders Hernestam, Andreas Holma, Charlie Malmberg, Michel Wenzer, Daniel Zqaty
Music production: Daniel Zqaty

Made with support by the Swedish Institute of Film, Göran Olsson, Ragnar Berthling, IKON, The Swedish Television (SVT), DRAMA, Film on Gotland and Konstnärsnämnden. 


The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

A compilation feature documentary by Göran Olsson



The Black Power Mixtape is a compilation feature documentary film that displays the story of the African-American community 1967-1975, the people, the society and the style that fueled a change. Told with sparkling, beautiful and deep footage, lost in the archives in Sweden for 30 years.

“-Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been. Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Well of course there's been a great deal of progress. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer.”
                    Angela Davis

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Nordic countries only). English subtitles.

Swedish cinema release April, 2011.

Sundance Film Festival / Berlinale Berlin International Film Festival / Ambulante / True or False / Miami International Film Festival / MoMA New Directors - New Films / San Francisco International Film Festival / Istanbul Film Festival / It's All True / Etc etc etc

Production facts

Written and Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
Produced by: Annika Rogell, Story AB

Co-Produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover, Louverture Films

Music produced by Ahmir Khalib Questlove Thompson
Executive producer Corey Smyth for Blacksmith Corp
Featuring music by The Roots and Michael Jackson.
And singing by Erykah Badu

Art Director: Stefania Malmsten

Edited by: Göran Hugo Olsson & Hanna Lejonqvist

Including appearances by:
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, Angela Davis

Including commentary voice by:
Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley, Abiodun Oyewole, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, Questlove

With support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Television/ Axel Arnö, Nordisk Film & Tv Fond, Media Programme of the European Union, ZDF/ARTE, NRK, YLE, RTS and ERT.

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Love During Wartime

A feature documentary by Gabriella Bier

The recently married couple Jasmin and Assi are forced to live separated. She lives in Berlin, he in Ramallah. They want desperately to make a life together but it proves to be an impossible task. When an Israeli marries Palestinian they are beyond security offered to other members of society at every turn they are faced with a Catch 22 situation. Israeli bureaucracy filled with suspicion and a menacing Palestinian society makes their life a nightmare.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Nordic countries only). English subtitles.

Swedish cinema release January, 2012.

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 2011 // Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2011 // Toronto Palestine Film Festival 2011 // Palestinian Film Festival Australia 2012 // Washington Jewish Film Festival 2011 // Antirasistiska Filmdagarna 2011 // Move IT! Film Festival // 6th Human Rights Film Festival, Sarajevo (Projecting Sweden) 2011 //Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (Eurodoc) 2011 // Slobodna Zona, Belgrade (Tempo in Belgrade) 2011 // Boston Palestine Film Festival 2011 // Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films FF, Vilnius, Lithuania 2011 // Crime and Punishment Film Festival, Istanbul 2011 // World Film Festival, Montreal 2011 // Festival de Cinema Judaico, Sao Paolo 2011 // Stony Brook Film Festival, US 2011 // Dokufest, Kosovo 2011 // Silverdocs 2011 // Bucharest Jewish Film Festival 2011 // Bellaria Film Festival, Italy 2011 // Cinéma Arabe, Amsterdam 2011 // Mineapolis St. Paul Film Festival 2011 // Tribeca Film Festival 2011 // Film Festival One World 2011 // Göteborg International Film Festival 2011 // Copenhagen DOX 2010

Production facts

Length: 92 minute feature length, 56 min tv version
Director: Gabriella Bier
Music: El Perro del Mar
Cinematographer: Albin Biblom
Editors: Dominika Daubenbüchel, Thomas Lagerman
Sound Editing: Nicolai Linck
Grafic Art: Max Munck
Producers: Tobias Janson, Jenny Örnborn
Executive Producers: Göran Olsson och David Aronowitsch
Production company: Story AB
In co-production with: Louise Køster/Pausefilm Aps, Tanja Meding, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen/Jesper Bergom-Larsson
Supported by:The Swedish Film Institute/Lisa Ohlin, Tove Torbiörnsson, SIDA, EU Media Plus Slate Funding, SVT/Axel Arnö, YLE/Jenny Westergård
North American Distribution: 7th Art Releasing

Press photo credit: Albin Biblom

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Jag ville va doms kompis - Wanted to be friends


A film by Marika Heidebäck

"We played hide and seek, but they only looked for the others. Not me. They found all them others. 'cept for me." What's it like when you want to join in the games and think that the others don't want to be friends with you. What's it like to home alone through the center of town where the big kids hang. The children we meet are between six and nine years old and all attend the same recreation center. They all try find their place and way of belonging in the group.

Production facts

Director: Marika Heidebäck
Producer: Jenny Örnborn
Productions assistants:
Mia Engberg och Göran Olsson

Supported by: SVT Documentary/Ulla Nilsson, The Swedish Film Institute/Hjalmar Palmgren




A documentary on Swedish fashion designer Ann-Sofie Back

The film focuses on her radical vision based on the concept of "aspirational glamour", i.e. a visual strategy in which one uses fashion as a kind of disguise to project a better self-image. "I work a lot with 'aspirational fabrics', faux fabrics that lie about their true identity. For example fabrics that are so ordinary that they tend to become invisible, a sequin fabric where the sequins are falling off or a velvet that looks good only at a distance. To me they represent a strive for perfection through fashion that is impossible to obtain in real life. I take interest in how we use fashion and clothes to transform ourselves into something that we are not. How we use fashion to hide our true identity and constantly fail in that ambition because there is no glamour in real life."
/ Ann-Sofie Back in BACK.
The film features Ann-Sofie Back at work in her London studio and during fashion shows in London and Paris.

Production facts

Directors: Stefania Malmsten, Maria Ben Saad Göran Olsson
Producer: Jenny Örnborn
Produced by: Pipel and Story AB for SVT (Swedish National Television)

Ken-Allen and the freedom


This films tells the true story about the young orangoutang monkey, Ken-Allen, who made more than thirty escape attempts from the San Diego Zoo. Created to address to young children, 3-6 years, about the dilemma of the urge for freedom and the uselessness of imprisonment. We see Ken-Allen break free several times, only to be capture to find his cage improved to prevent him from even attempting again. In the final scene Ken-Allen´s desire for freedom in neutralized with a more comfortable cage, soft-drinks and a television set! Sad but true!
The voice over is brilliantly read by the grand lady of Danish drama, Ghite Nørby.

Production facts

Voice by
Ghita Nørby

Story and concept
Göran Olsson

Göran Olsson
in collaboration with
Adam Marko-Nord
Rickard Engquist

Acne Characters
Mats Johansson
Martin Sjöström

Rickard Engquist

Kalle Sandzén
Rickard Engquist
Bettina Ostersen
Adam Marko-Nord
Anne-Karina Gregersen Dal
Andreas Paleologos

Dino Jonsäter

Anders Nyström

Voice recording
Svenn Skipper/HolteWoodStudio

John Olsson

Nordisk Film Post Production AB (i logo stil)

Ken-Allen musical theme
Klas Åhlund

Additional music
Sami Rekik

Göran Olsson

Jenny Örnborn

Produced by
Story AB
In co-production with
Antonio Russo Merenda/Asterisk Film ApS
With the support of
Svenska Filminstitutet, filmkonsulent Gila Bergqvist-Ulfung
Det Danske Filminstitut, filmkonsulent Bodil Cold-Ravnkilde
Nordisk Film- & TV Fond, Eva Færevaag

In collaboration with
Sveriges Televison AB
Danmarks Radio

Billy Paul sings Autumn Leaves

La chanson de Prévert

Production facts

Henric de la Cour

A film by Jacob Frössén

”I’ve always had the attitude that my music should sound more like a funeral than a birthday party.”

-Henric de la Cour

A feature-length documentary film about the musician Henric de la Cour. A reluctant anti-hero of the Swedish music scene, de la Cour made a name for himself as singer in the groups Yvonne and Strip Music in the 1990s and 2000s while battling with cystic fibrosis since he was a child. Filmmaker Jacob Frössén’s film portrays de la Cour’s struggle with a rare disease that he has kept secret for most of his life, and which has largely influenced the dark and moving music he makes. A film about confronting your own mortality and making the most of it, the creative process as a desire to create light out of darkness, and about music as a form of personal survival.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: Swedish. No subtitles.

Production facts

Director: Jacob Frössén

Producer: Göran Olsson

Format: HD

Co-produced by: SVT STOCKHOLM / SVT Dokumentär, projectleader Otto Fagerstedt.
With support from the Swedish Film Institute, Tove Torbiörnsson.



Moon Rider

The feature-length documentary debut of Daniel Dencik

Moon Rider is a coming-of-age story about the bike rider Rasmus Quaade. The film follows young Rasmus’ struggle to become a professional rider, a rough and winding road through hell and back.

Shot on fragile Super8 and raw helmet-cam, it is a journey seen from the inside of a young man's head - it is a personal story entrusted to the spectator by Rasmus himself from his intimate diary. Rasmus has proven to have an extra ordinary talent for riding, but even if Rasmus’ physical abilities are extra ordinary and build for cycling, his mind is build for thinking. His constant reflections about life and death becomes his biggest obstacle in reaching his goal of becoming a World Champion. In order to win, he has to empty his head completely, but how do you clear your head, when every thought is a step in the wrong direction? The film paints an honest and heartbreaking picture of the extreme and lonely life of a young championship rider.

"An impressive first feature" - Indiewire

"It's not seen before, that the story is told from the inside. An extremely strong and vibrating film" - Jørgen Leth

Screened at  CPH:DOX 2012, Stockholm International Film Festival 2012.

Production facts

Production year: 2012 

Country of production: Denmark and Sweden
Running length: 82 min
Screening format: HD-Cam SR / 16:9 / stereo
Language: Danish, English, French, German

Director: Daniel Dencik
Sound: Rasmus Winther Jensen, Rasmus Winther Jensen
Music: Erik Enocksson
Director of photography: Daniel Dencik, Aske Alexander Foss
Editor: Daniel Dencik, Cathrine Ambus, Rasmus Gitz-Johansen, Theis Schmidt
Graphic art: Martin Hultman
Grading: Eric Hansson, Head & Tail
Producer: Monica Hellström / Dencik Film
Coproducer: Tobias Janson / Story AB

With support from New Danish Screen, Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute (Cecilia Lidin)

International sales: LevelK /

Belleville Baby

A feature film by Mia Engberg

Premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival, nominated for Best Nordic Documentary. In Swedish cinemas Spring 2013.


A long distance call from a long lost lover makes her reminisce about their common past. She remembers the spring when they met in Paris, the riots, the vespa and the cat named Baby.

A film about love, time and things that got lost along the way.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (all except United Kingdom). English subtitles.

Production facts


Year of production: 2013
Format: DCP, Blu-ray
Duration: 75min
Director: Mia Engberg
Producer: Tobias Janson
Music composer and Dramaturg: Michel Wenzer
Supervisor: Kalle Boman
Voice of Vincent: Olivier Desautel
First Assistant Director: Åsa Sandzén
Stills: Christian Demare
Sound design: Jan Alvermark
Sound mix: Jan Alvermark and Owe SvenssonCamera and editing: Mia Engberg
Additional Camera: Albin Biblom, Ewa Cederstam
Graphic Art: Jacob Frössén
Casting: Elsa Pharaon, Anne Agbadou-Masson, Catarina RamstedtProduction Assistants: Jeroen Pool, Sophie Vukovic, Tim Dahlberg
Grading: Martin Steinberg
Online: Rickard Petersen
Conform and Mastering: Mattias Olsson
Super8 scanner: Nordisk Film Post Production

Made with support from: Swedish Film Institute (Tove Torbiörnsson, Suzanne Glansborg), MEDIA Plus Slate Funding, Konstnärsnämnden, Centre Culturel Suédois.

In Co-production with: Sveriges Television, Ingemar Persson.

Production company: Story AB


Efter dig (After You)


A new feature documentary by Marius Dybwad Brandrud

"My mother is spending all her time with her dying father. I’m spending all my time filming her. As the end is getting closer, my mother and I start doing the filming more and more together. It becomes our way of dealing with the time we have left." Marius Dybwad Brandrud

Swedish premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival. Wednesday: 30/1 20.00 Biopalatset 2.

Production facts

Running time: 75 min
Original format: RED 4k
Screening format: DCP, 5.1
Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Producer: Tobias Janson
Sound Design: Jan Alvermark
Sound Mix: Jan Alvermark, Owe Svensson
Visual Effects: Erik Föhlenhag
Graphic Design: Bror Rudi Creative
Subtitles: Ingrid Eng

Produced with financial support from The Swedish Film Institute / Cecilia Lidin
Production company: Story AB


After You Swedish premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival


A feature documentary by Marius Dybwad Brandrud

"My mother is spending all her time with her dying father. I’m spending all my time filming her. As the end is getting closer, my mother and I start doing the filming more and more together. It becomes our way of dealing with the time we have left." Marius Dybwad Brandrud

Swedish premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival. Wednesday: 30/1 20.00 Biopalatset 2.


14 January 2013


Tobias Janson

Marius Dybwad Brandrud

Belleville Baby premiering at Göteborg International Film Festival


First feature-length film by Mia Engberg in years premieres January 29

After working on it for 5 years, Mia has finally put the finishing touches to Belleville Baby, her much-anticipated new feature-length film.

A long distance call from a long lost lover makes Mia reminisce about their common past. She remembers the spring when they met in Paris, the riots, the vespa and the cat named Baby. Belleville Baby is story about love, time and things that got lost along the way.

Belleville Baby is screening at the Göteborg International Film Festival on:

29 january 20.00 Stenhammarsalen (premiere, director in attendance)
30 january 17.30 Stenhammarsalen
31 january 15.30 Biopalatset 2
3 february 20.00 Biopalatset 2

Tickets can be bought here.

22 January 2013

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Concerning Violence

A new feature documentary by Göran Hugo Olsson

Concerning Violence is a bold and fresh visual narrative from Africa based on archive material from Swedish documentaries 1966-1987 covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule. This powerful footage is combined with text from Frantz Fanon’s landmark book The Wretched of the Earth - written in 1960 and still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the unrest and the reactions against it. 

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Sweden, Norway only). English subtitles.

"Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties. It is violence in its natural state, and it will only yield when confronted with greater violence."

"Come comrades, the European game is finally over; we must look for something else. We can do anything today provided we do not ape Europe, provided we are not obsessed with catching up with Europe. Europe has gained such a mad and reckless momentum that it has lost control and reason and is heading at dizzying speed towards the brink from which we would be advised to remove ourselves as quickly as possible."

-Frantz Fanon

Read more:
The Guardian
The Village Voice



Production facts

Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
Based on Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth
Narrated by: Ms. Lauryn Hill
Preface by: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Archival footage by:
Lennart Malmer & Ingela Romare/En nations födelse – Guinea Bissau, en före detta portugisisk koloni (1974), I vårt land börjar kulorna att blomma (1973), Mozambique är vårt land (1973)
Lennart Malmer & Per Källberg/Vredens poesi (1981)
Ingrid Dahlberg, Lars Hjelm & Roland Hjelte/Svart vecka i Nimba (1966)
Bo Bjelfvenstam & Jörgen Persson/Vita myror (1969)
Stig Holmqvist & Roland Hjelte/No baas - Nej herre (1973)
Leyla Assaf Tengroth & Ulf Simonsson/Interview with Thomas Sankara (1987)
Lis Asklund/Interview with Tonderai Makoni (1970)

Additional footage by: Stig Holmqvist, Per Olof Karlsson, Gaetano Pagano, Alf Buhre, Axel Lohmann, Isidro Romero, Jean Louis Normand, Robert van Lierop, Lars Westman, Gudrun Schyman, Rudi Spee, Per Sandén, Anders Ehnmark, Jean Hermanson, Yngve Baum, Bengt Åke Kimbré, Sten Rosenlund, Pierre Björklund, Inge Roos, Bo Holmqvist, Sven Åsberg, Jonathan Dimbleby, Bo Öhlén 

Produced by: Annika Rogell & Tobias Janson
Edited by: Michael Aaglund, Dino Jonsäter, Göran Hugo Olsson, & Sophie Vukovic
Art Director: Stefania Malmsten 
Assistant Director: Sophie Vukovic
Sound Design: Micke Nyström
Music: Neo Muyanga

Co-produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover/Louverture Films, Monica Hellström/Final Cut for Real, Miia Haavisto/Helsinki Filmi, Otto Fagerstedt & Ingemar Persson/SVTAssociate Producers: Corey Smyth/Blacksmith Corp, Susan Rockefeller & Matthew Palevsky

With support from: The Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin, Swedish Television/Otto Fagerstedt & Ingemar Persson, the Finnish Film Foundation/Elina Kivihalme, YLE/Erkki Astala & Iikka Vehkalahti, the Danish Film Institute/Klara Grunning Harris, DR-K/Flemming Hedegaard, the Nordic Film & TV Fund/Karolina Lidin, the MEDIA programme, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

U.S. sales: Cinetic Media/Dana O'Keefe

International sales: Films Boutique/Gabor Greiner & Jean-Cristophe Simon.



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I am Dublin

A feature documentary by David Aronowitsch, Ahmed Abdullahi, Anna Persson and Sharmarke Binyusuf

A documentary beginning in a fictional story from a harsh reality. The film portrays Ahmed playing a character whose life mirrors his own. Ahmed is a Dublin-case like Daoud, the character he plays in the 30-minute fiction film "Dublin". Ahmed has been in Europe for six years, living in hiding in Sweden three years . When he arrived by boat to the Italian island Lampedusa, he was forced to leave his fingerprints. At that moment he became a Dublin-case. Italy was the first country in Europe and the Dublin Regulation stipulates that he can only apply for asylum there – it is called the principle of “first country of asylum.” Through the Dublin Regulation the EU has created a large group of young people drifting around Europe. The so-called Dublin-cases are deprived of all rights and thrown out from country to country in Europe.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. English subtitles.

Festivals, screenings etc.:
CineMigrante, Argentina 2016
Festival Intergalactique de l'Image Alternative, Brest 2016
Järvaplay festival, Stockholm June 2016
Screening at The Greek Film Archive, Athens, in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 29 May
TRT Documentary Days, Panorama  Istanbul, May 14-15, 2016
ASN Convention at Columbia University, New York, April 2016
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016 March
One world festival 2016., Prague, March
DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2016, January, Finland
Which Human Rights? - Film Festival, Istanbul 5th-9th December 2015
ARF/Antirasistiska Filmdagarna Stockholm, Göteborg och Malmö
This human world- International Human Rights Festival, Vienna, 3-11 December, 2015
IDFA, Amsterdam, 18 – 29 November, 2015
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, 4-8 November 2015.
Zurich Film Festival, September 2015
IFI Documentary Film Festival Dublin, September 2015
DokuFest Kosovo in Prizren, Kosovo, August 2015
Clandestino Festival, Göteborg June 2015
Sheffield Doc/Fest. June 2015
Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm 2015.
The film got the main prize, the Tempo Documentary Award
Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 2015

Production facts

A film by Anna Persson, Ahmed Abdullahi, David Aronowitsch and Sharmarke Binyusuf

Year: 2015

Release: January 2015

Duration: 75 minutes

Idea/editing: David Aronowitsch

Interviews: Ahmed Abdullahi, Sharmarke Binyusuf

Camera: Anna Persson

Music: Michel Wenzer

Sound editing/mix: Anders Nyström

Graphics: Stefania Malmsten

Additional Camera: Micael Henriquez

Dramaturgist: Hanna Heilborn

Assistant editor: Hanna Storby

Grading: Martin Steinberg

Mastering: Mattias Valenca

Post-production assistants: Pasi Rutanen, Fredrik Sondén

Translation: Samatar Jama, Fowsi Jibril, Ilyas Mohamed Muse

Research/location manager Finland: Matti Kajander

Assistants: Elin Eriksson, Malin Hüber

Economy: Birgitta Öhrström, Eva Kjellin

Thanks to: Ina Holmqvist, Emelie Wallgren, Anita Dorazio, Lena Rösell, Anuta Sjungham, Lars Gagnér, The Binyusufs, Ulla Simonen, Rasmus Thord, Marta Dauliute, Elisabeth Marjanović Cronvall, Kerstin Brunnberg, Anna Fundin

Production Company: Story AB

Executive producer: Annika Rogell

Producer: David Aronowitsch 

With the support by: The Swedish Film Institute/ Cecilia Lidin, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

In cooperation with: UR/ Daniel Pynnönen, Lena Hjorth

Excerpts from the short fiction Dublin © Story AB 2012, Actors: Ahmed Obsiye, Eva Melander, Ahmed Abdullahi, Leila Haji Linder, Director: David Aronowitsch, Assistant Director: Sharmarke Binyusuf, Producer: Annika Rogell, Camera: Göran Hugo Olsson, Costume: Susanna Dalström, Special Mask: Anders Bratås Et al.


Concerning Violence wins Cinema Fairbindet prize at Berlinale

Photo: Lennart Malmer 

Concerning Violence by Göran Hugo Olsson was awarded with the Cinema Fairbindet prize at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival awards ceremony on Saturday.

The Cinema Fairbindet award recognizes an outstanding feature or documentary film, which inspires by the cinematic creativity. The award-winning film focuses on global development and human rights issues contributing to intercultural dialogue and encouraging audiences to discover new perspectives. The winning film goes on to be screened throughout Germany and will be shown to a wide audience.

Concerning Violence screened in the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlinale.
17 February 2014

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20 september kl 19.00 har Fonko premiär på SVT2. Fonko är en serie om det nya Afrika sett genom storstadsmusiken. Berättare är Neneh Cherry.

Vår tids stora musikaliska revolution pågår just nu i Afrika och påverkar hundratals miljoner människor. Kuduro, coupé-décalé och azonto är klubbmusik byggd på traditionella rytmer och har blivit identitetsbärande för en hel generation. Fonko är en dokumentärserie om musik och dramatisk samhällsomvandling.

Medan Sydeuropa står på ruinens brant är länder som Angola, Ghana, Nigeria och Zambia bland världens snabbast växande ekonomier. Den hastiga moderniseringen innebär minskad fattigdom, men också ökande inkomstklyftor, sekularisering och konflikter mellan tradition och modernitet. Allt det här speglas i musiken.
I Fonko får man träffa de smartaste och roligaste artisterna, bloggarna och producenterna i deras hemmiljöer. I kåkstäder, lyxvillor och på scen.

En tv-serie av Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Hugo Olsson och Tobias Janson.
Berättad av Neneh Cherry

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Jag är Dublin på Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset, från den 4:e maj.


Jag är Dublin vann första pris för långa dokumentärer på Tempo Dokumentärfestival i mars. Nu går den upp från den 4:e maj på Klarabiografen i Kulturhusets nya satsning på film.

Mer information Klarabiografen Kulturhuset:

The Tempo jury's motivation:

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A documentary by Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon

Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative artform that is voguing.


Premiering at Sundance US doc. Competition, followed by European Premiere at Berlinale, Panorama, followed by Swedish Premiere at Tempo as opening film.

Production facts

Kiki - A film by Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon

Feature documentary coming soon

Writer & Director: Sara jordenö
Co-Writer: Twiggy Pucci Garçon
Producer: Annika Rogell, Lori Cheatle
Executive Producer: Tobias Janson

Assosiate Producer: Göran Hugo Olsson
DOP: Nati Gámez
2nd Unit DOP: Lucas Milard
Stills: Marcus Ohlsson
Editor: Rasmus Ohlander
Music: Qween Beat
Post Production: Shoot & Post

Produced by Story and Hard Working Movies

in co-production with Sveriges Television and Film Väst

with support from the Swedish Film Institute, Film i Västerbotten, New York State Council of the Arts, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Art Matters Foundation


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I am Dublin in the section Best of Fests:


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A documentary by Hanna Heilborn

Ruth is 11 years old and breath, eat and live Cheerleading. That puts her mothers point of views to test. But Ruth is standing up for herself and the team. She is overcoming the prejudices connected to the sport as much as her team is winning success, proving all what cheerleading is about – joint effort and teamwork. This film is about the gentle warmth within a group of 11 to 12 years old, about their struggles and strengths, physically as well as mentally. The film kills the blunt picture of cheerleading being about “cat fighting” girls, wanting boys attention. “Ruth” is about finding your place in a group and standing up for your own believes.

Screenings Ruth/IDFA in Amsterdam:
Sat 21 Nov 18:45 Tuschinski 2
Tue 24 Nov 16:15 Tuschinski 6
Fri 27 Nov 12:45 Tuschinski 5
Sat 28 Nov 10:30 Tuschinski 5

Sport kids
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Production facts

English title: Ruth (original title Ruth)
Type: Documentary
Duration: 27min 30 sec
International Release: Fall 2015
Director: Hanna Heilborn
Producer: Malin Hüber
Executive Producer: Tobias Janson
Co-Producers: Monica Hellstrøm/Final Cut for Real, Anita Rehoff Larsen/Sant&Usant, Nadine Pellet-Zwick,/ARTE G.E.I.E
Cinematographer: Ania Winiarska
Editor: Svein-Olav Sandem
Sound Design: Rune Palving
Music: Jonas Colstrup
Graphic Art: Jacob Frössén
Supported By: Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fund
In association with: DR Ultra, NRK Super
Production company: Story AB       
Contact : Malin Hüber
Cell: +46 708 60 64 11

Chapter 11


A documentary by Ania Winiarska

Anita faces change on many levels. The turn from childhood to adolescence, from being a professional BMX rider to becoming a role-model for younger talents. This is a film about growing up and the choices that one must make.

Sport kids
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Production facts

English title: Chapter 11 (sv.title: Kapitel 11)
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 28min 30 sec
International Release: Fall 2015
Languages: Xhosa, English
Director: Ania Winiarska
Producer: Malin Hüber
Executive Producer: Tobias Janson
Co-Producers: Monica Hellstrøm, Final Cut for Real, Anita Rehoff Larsen, Sant&Usant, Nadine Pellet-Zwick, ARTE G.E.I.E
Editor: Britta Norell
Sound Design: Jan Alvermark
Music: Love Martinsen & David Engellau
Graphics: Jacob Frössén
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Ruth wins Children's Choice Award at Nordisk Panorama


Hanna Heilborn's film wins the children's own category at the Nordic film festival

About the award: "The films in the Young Nordics programme compete for the love of our most critical audience. We’ve asked the youngest viewers to tell us what film they liked the best and we’ll award the winner with a Children’s Choice Award, as well as an invitation to attend next year’s festival."

About the film: Ruth is 11 years old and lives and breathes cheerleading. Her mother is almost fed up. But Ruth stands up for herself and her team. She ignores the prejudices about the sport and her team is winning competitions. Cheerleading is joint effort and teamwork. This film is about finding your place in a group and standing up for your beliefs

Read more at the Nordisk Panorama webpage here

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Fonko from Story AB on Vimeo.

Fonko is a feature length documentary about social and political changes in the new Africa as seen through an avalanche of striking, innovative and visual music.

In the Manding language Fonko means "the thing", in Wolof "to take care of each other". The great musical revolution of today takes place in Africa, where urban club music is merging with traditional styles. New technology and swift communications has released super talents of the continent, spreading music, arts and ideas to the rest of the world.

In Fonko we meet some of the most outspoken, creative and interesting artists of today that redefines the image of Africa, traveling from Dakar in the west through Accra, Lagos and Luanda to Johannesburg in the south. Throughout the movie we also hear the voice of Fela Kuti, one of the continent's greatest musical icons and political activists. Fela speaks through early recorded interviews.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Nordic countries only). English subtitles.



Gothenburg Film Festival

Beat Film Festival  

Krakow Film Festival

In-Edit Festival (Sao Paolo, Bogota, Athens, Barcelona & Santiago) 

London Film Festival



Festival Dei Popoli 

Porto/Post/Doc Festival



International Film Festival Rotterdam

Seeyousound Festival

Ambulante Festival

Musical Ecran- Festival de documentaries musicaux Boudeaux                                                              

IFFR Curacao
MOOOV Film Festival

The African Street Style Festival London           

Production facts

Year of production: 2015/2016

Shooting format: HD
Duration: 87 minutes
Directors: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Olsson & Lars Lovén
Producer: Tobias Janson
Camera: Ania Winiarska, Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Olsson & Lars Lovén
Editing: Limpasen Game
Graphic design: Sepidar Hosseini

Produced by Story AB

in co-production with WDR/Jutta Krug, First Hand Films/Esther van Messel, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin and Nordisk Film & TV Fond/Karolina Lidin

World Sales: First Hand Films



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A feature documentary by Sophie Vuković

When filmmaker Sophie Vuković runs into a long-lost friend at a demonstration, it stirs up memories that take her on a trip through time and place on the path of her own experiences of migration. From former Yugoslavia via Australia to Sweden today, weaving personal documentary footage with the fiction of memories and dreams, Shapeshifters is poetic exploration of what it means to belong in a globalized world. A film about feeling nostalgic for a home you never experienced. About friendship, desire, and how you build new forms of belonging that are not defined by national borders.

Production facts


Year of production: 2017
Format: HD/16:9
Running time: 75 minutes (58 min TV version)
Language: Swedish, English, Serbo-Croatian (English subtitles)
Director: Sophie Vukovi
Producers: Tobias Janson & Göran Hugo Olsson
Cinematography: Iga Mikler & Sophie Vukovi
Editing: Britta Norell, Sophie Vuković & Hannah Reinikainen Bergenman
Music: Ana "Gnučči" Rab & Erin "Nire" Cooney
Colorist: Nanna Dalunde
Sound editing & mix: Mario Adamson
Graphic Design: Bastion- Studio Agency Lab

Marija Knežević Vuković
Ratko Vuković
Milena Dawit
Fatima Fined
Vanessa Gashi
Hoodo Mohamud Harbi
Nergz Mohedin Jarwalli
Teodora Kraljević
Vendela Noyan

Produced by Story AB

With support from

The Swedish Film Institute/Antonio Russo Merenda
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
DR-K/Fleming Hedegaard
UR/Susanne Folkesson
Film Stockholm/Filmbasen Anne-Marie Söhrman Fermelin 
Co-production: Monica Hellström/Final Cut For Real

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Trafikljusen Blir Blå Imorgon/The Traffic Lights Turn Blue Tomorrow

A documentary by Ragnhild Ekner

Park benches, lawns, subways, backpacks, spray cans, barbed wire, asphalt and beer.
We owned the parks and alleyways of Stockholm . Graffiti unified a great bunch of windswept existences.
But then came the children, the prison, the career, the overdose, the psychiatric clinic and death, and we dispersed.
Jussi's mother tells about her son.
I talk about Jussi, me and my son.
Jussi tells about the longing for freedom and a world possible to live in.
"The Traffic lights turn blue tomorrow" is based on my friend Jussi's suicide.
An essay dealing with the struggle to become adults.
The film also portrays the generation that lived on the edge of society during the early 2000s, the time that was a springboard to adulthood for me and led to the death of Jussi.
"This world is not for me." Jussi wrote in his last sms. Who is this world for?

Production facts


Year of production: 2017
Format: HD/16:9
Running time: 72 minutes
Language: Swedish, Finnish
Director: Ragnhild Ekner
Producer: Tobias Janson
Co-producers: Elisabeth Marjanovic Cronvall & Marta Dauliute
Cinematography: Ragnhild Ekner, Jussi Hirvilammi, Annika Busch & Karl Lööf
Editing: Ragnhild Ekner & Neil Wigardt
Sound Design & Mix: Thomas Jansson
Animation: Jussi Hirvilammi & Neil Wigardt
Grading: Neil Wigardt
Graphic Design: Aron Kullander Östling

Produced by Story AB

In Co-Production with SVT & MDEMC

With support from

Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin & Antonio Russo Merenda
The Arts Grant Committee
STHLM Debut, a collaboration between Stockholms läns landsting,
Film Stockholm, Filmregion Stockholm- Mälardalen och Stockholms Internationella Filmfestival
Film Stockholm/Filmbasen
Kalle Boman

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Biopremiär för Shapeshifters av Sophie Vuković den 20 oktober


När filmskaparen Sophie Vuković stöter på en gammal vän från högstadiet framkallar det minnen från uppväxten, migration och deras delade tid.

Från forna Jugoslavien via Australien till Sverige följer vi Sophie Vuković i en personlig utforskning av vad det innebär att tillhöra en globaliserad värld. Shapeshifters väver ihop dokumentära bilder och hemmavideor med fiktion i en drömsk coming-of-age berättelse om tonårsvänskap som gränsar till kärlek och längtan efter det som aldrig blev. Om föräldrar och mangaserier, om systerskap och hur man tillsammans skapar en gemenskap bortom nationsgränser.

Filmen visas på Folkets Bio i Stockholm, Göteborg, Umeå, Malmö, Lund, Uppsala, Västerås, Växjö och på Cnema i Norrköping.

För mer info, tider och biljetter:

12 October 2017


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