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Can documentary storytelling occur solely through sound? We say yes of course! For the second year in a row, Tempo Documentary Festival is hosting a day dedicated to the art of sound.

Mona Abbasnejad is the editor for Tempo’s audio program and emphasizes the impact of documentaries.

– I never cease to be fascinated by the power of documentary storytelling. Three minutes are enough to hit me with all the emotions. In those minutes, I embark on a journey through time, backward, forward and inward. I step into new worlds. I Laugh nonstop. I have an existential crisis, says Mona.

This year, the success Sound Sauna is back! Tempo Documentary Festival and the Finland Institute present a unique audio program consisting of Swedish and Finnish gems in short format combined with sauna and bathing. Pack your swimwear and towel and meet us in the institute’s fantastic sauna.

This year’s audio program includes:

A Cold Freezin Night – 7 by Katri Puro
Han kallade mig sin tyfon by Mattias Wallenius
Tvättbjörnen i resväskan by Molly Bengtsson
Nattning by Hanna Storby
Jag känner en bot by Li Brundell
72 Fönster by Viktor Schröder Kelly, Martin Seipel and Anton Skarborn
Birds of Bushwick by Mårten Paridon Pettersson
When You’re Sleeping I’m Awake by Suvi Tuuli Kataja

Seats are limited. Read more and book your tickets HERE.

Kick off the festival weekend with breakfast while Short Dox Radio takes the stage! On Saturday, March 9th, Tempo invites you to a communal listening session at Crum Heaven. There, you can buy a delicious breakfast, sink into your seat, close your eyes, and listen to a series of fantastic documentaries in short format.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize of 5,000 SEK and will be directly qualified for the ShortDox Nordic competition. In addition to the cash prize, there is a collaboration with the production company Munck Studios, offering studio time and a producer to realize the winner’s next audio documentary.

The following documentaries are nominated for this year’s Short Dox Radio:

Tvättbjörnen i resväskan by Molly Bengtsson
Dem Som Möter Döden by Solîn Bakircian
Nattning by Hanna Storby
Flödet by Lova Nyqvist Sköld
Jag känner en bot by Li Brundell
Sveriges äldsta Solros by Finn Hellman
72 Fönster by Viktor Schröder Kelly, Martin Seipel and Anton Skarborn
Birds of Bushwick by Mårten Paridon Pettersson
Dyrgripen by Caroline Kustus

Free admission! Read more HERE.

Finally, we would like to share the opportunity to preview the P3 Documentary: Nigeriabrevet och kokainsmugglaren

Magnus receives an email that he suspects is a Nigerian letter. He is set to inherit nearly 100 million kronor. Soon, he is on a flight to Brussels, where he sees a bag filled with dollar bills. A rollercoaster of money, betrayal, and broken relationships begins.

The event is organized in collaboration with Sveriges Radio. Purchase your tickets HERE.

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