Focus: Power

The focus of this years festival is Power. What is power, and who has it? Here you’ll find the collected parts of the program connected to the topic.

 

Focus: Power

Nelson George, 2015, USA, 85 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

Few places are so filled with power as the world’s leading ballet companies. Only one percent of all aspiring ballerinas manage to get there, and of…

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Pietra Brettkelly, 2015, Afghanistan, New Zealand, 91 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

A Flickering Truth unwraps the world of three dreamers living amongst the dust of Afghanistan’s 100 years of war as they struggle to protect and…

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Eline Helena Schellekens, 2013, Netherlands, 17 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Lydia and her brother were born in the Netherlands but the family is still waiting for a residence permit. Through songs Lydia have written she…

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Du Haibin, 2015, China, France, USA, 106 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

China may have embraced capitalism, but that doesn’t mean Maoism has vanished. In A Young Patriot, we get an eye-opening take on China’s millennial generation…

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Khaldiya Jibawi, 2015, Jordan, 5 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Filmed during a media workshop for Syrian girls in Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp, 17-year-old Khaldiya meditates on how the camp has opened up new horizons…

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Frans Huhta Karlsson, 2016, Sweden, 14 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

Early in September 2015 culminates the worst refugee crisis since World War II. We get to follow this in Hungary, indirectly in Europe, which closes to…

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Frans Huhta Karlsson, 2016, Sweden, 15 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

Early in September 2015 culminates the worst refugee crisis since World War II. We get to follow this in Hungary, indirectly Europe, which closes to the…

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30 min

Power linked to the body, class background, gender, language and racism – that are some of the topics that will be discussed and dissected in our…

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60 min

2017 is the year when the new state film policy is applied. We have invited some of the film industry giants for an in-depth discussion…

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Guido Hendrikx, 2013, Netherlands, 19 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

In Escort, we meet the Dutch police force doing a specialist course to learn how to tackle the physically and mentally trying situations that may arise…

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Anna Hylander, 2016, 85 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, World premiere!

Ester Blenda is a story about the groundbreaking journalist and author Ester Blenda Nordström’s spectacular life during the 19th century first half. Ester Blenda was one…

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With the film The Black Panthers : Vanguard of the Revolution as a starting point, the members of the organization Black Coffee will discuss on…

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Welcome to a conversation with Filmrummet about documentary depictions of class, with insights into historical, current and upcoming movies. Do we confirm or break the rules…

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Vladimir Tomić, 2015, Denmark, Serbia, 70 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

In 1992, a wave of refugees from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached Denmark. With refugee camps completely full, the Red Cross pulled a…

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Kati Juurus, 2015, Finland, 56 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

– There’s so much money coming in to Kibera from international donors, but our lives do not change. Something is not right, says Boy Dallas,…

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90 min

Yarl’s Wood is a British detention center for female refugees. Filmmakers David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn have interviewed women inside the center, who are locked up…

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90 min

Twelve female animators from Gaza make a series of documentary animation about life in Gaza during and after the recent war. All work at Theatre Day…

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Susanna Edwards, 2016, Sweden, 74 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award, World premiere!

World Champion in boxing Frida Wallberg is about to make history as the First Lady of boxing. But when she is up to defend her…

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Transmedia

Tempo Documentary Festival teams up with Hyper Island for the third edition of Hi-Tempo 5-6 of March 2016. A weekend of intensive Transmedia Storytelling with the…

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Lode Kuylenstierna, 2015, Sweden, 60 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

During the violent riots in London 2011 Esau Essadi Green got caught on film when he robbed a semiconscious man on the street . When…

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Anna Roussillon, 2014, France, 111 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

While the Egyptian people rose up and showed their displeasure at the Tahrir Square in Cairo, many people in the remote areas followed the events via television. The…

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Frederick Wiseman, 2015, USA, 190 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

In Jackson Heights, New York, people speak over 167 different languages. There is such a concentration of cultures from all over the world that it is unlikely…

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Caroline Kernen, Tova Kurkiala Medbo, 2015, Sweden, 90 min, New Doc

This debut film by two journalists is about three women who come to Sweden to beg money in order to give their families in Romania a…

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Otolith Group, 2013, Great Britain, 34 min, Music & Arts

The title of the Otolith Group’s film In the Year of the Quiet Sun comes from the reduction of the sun’s surface temperature that occurs every…

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Sara Jordenö, 2016, 95 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Through an intimate and visually challenging camera lens, we have a complex insight into the Kiki scene – a subculture and movement formed by LGBT…

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Ellen Fiske, 2015, Sweden, 30 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award, World premiere!

Gary, Stephen and Steve are single fathers in the old industrial city of Motherwell in Scotland. Through a support group for single fathers, they come…

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Helena Třeštíková, 2015, Czech Republic, 101 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

Mallory grew up among wild among punks and skinheads in Prague’s underground and has had a rough life living on the streets and being on…

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120 min

In Egypt , we have no media anymore, we have a propaganda tool. The authorities speak to the people as if they were talking to…

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Pietra Brettkelly, 120 min

The relationship of power between documentary filmmakers and the central figure is what the New Zealand filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly will talk about in this master class.…

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Outdoor screenings

In cooperation with Socialist Sunshine Cinema, The Modern Museum of Stockholm presents four short films that highlight the artistic- and art institution’s power: Staff at…

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Joanna Karlberg, 2015, Sweden, 27 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award, Swedish premiere!

Darkness has descended on Jarska parking but a new day has just started for the girls at the truck parking area in southern Poland. Here truck…

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Film screenings, seminars and a dinner party! The film- and culture project Noncitizen is back and invites this year to two full days of activities.…

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Ibro Hasanović, 2015, Bosnia Herzegovina, 8 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Emotional farewells on a filled bus terminal turns soon into panic. The bus that will soon roll out is getting full and the passengers get crowded to get…

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Ewa Cederstam, 2016, Sweden, 7 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award, World premiere!

Over six thousand rapes are reported in Sweden every year. Perpetrator is a film about some of those who have been convicted of this crime,…

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Ricardo Fidelis, 2015, Sweden, 28 min, New Doc

After the fatal mistake by a doctor on Meia Lua, who lives in a shanty town in Brazil, he become paralyzed in both legs. This new…

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Magnus Johansson, 2016, Sweden, 60 min, Music & Arts, World premiere!

Last spring, the Swedish poetry collective Revolution Poetry celebrated five years at a crowded Folkoperan in Stockholm. Revolution Poetry is a poetry collective and network that…

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Toomas Järvet, 2015, Estonia, Palestine, 74 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

Maher is the Palestinian and to his profession engineer – but in the heart and soul a passionate dancer. He dreams of performing a modern…

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Åsa Ekman, 2015, Sweden, 74 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Isabell has grown up with a struggling single mother. But when the mother’s new boyfriend enters the family their life becomes a living hell. The mother becomes…

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2013, 2015, 2016, Bosnia Herzegovina, Jordan, Netherlands, Sweden, 120 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

In the short film collection we have collected five short documentary films on the theme power. One ticket counts for all short films in this collection. All…

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Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, 90 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

If 18 -year-old Sonita could decide by herself she would be a world famous rapper and daughter of Rihanna and Michael Jackson. The reality is…

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Mehrdad Oskouei, 2016, Iran, 77 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

A group of teenage girls, who according to Iranian law are considered to be criminal are staying at an isolated youth prison in Iran. Ghazal dream to…

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90 min, Transmedia

As a Syrian artist and activist – how do you pick up the threads of an old life and move forward when you’re in exile…

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Music & Arts

Tensta Konsthall presents: The Eros-Effect. Art, solidarity and the fight for social justice – A special curated film program with it’s focus in contemporary art. The concept of…

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Stanley Nelson, 2015, USA, 114 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

Black Panthers was more than just high fists in the air, berets and loaded guns at Oaklands streets. The unique archive footage and interviews with some of…

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Marianna Economou, 2015, Greece, 77 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

In The Longest Run we follow the refugees Jasim and Alsaleh from Syria and Iraq, who got to know each other in a Greek youth…

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Johan Palmgren, 2016, Sweden, 75 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

– I would rather die than give up, says taxi driver Allonias of his struggle for decent working conditions, and against Fågelviksgruppen. In recent years, Fågelviksgruppen has been…

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Filipa César, 2015, Germany, Portugal, 25 min, Music & Arts

In Transmission from the Liberated Zones by the artist and filmmaker Filipa César, we follow the Swedish presence in the liberation movement in Guinea-Bissau (1963-1974). In the film…

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Roman Bondarchuk, 2015, Germany, Latvia, Ukraine, 80 min, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

In Stara Zburjivka, southern Ukraine, Viktor and Volodya has been designated as the “sheriffs” of the mayor himself. The mission is to keep track on…

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Abigail Spindel, Paulo Cesar Toledo, 2015, Brazil, 71 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts

Three months before Beyoncé lands in São Paulo for her concert fans are already in place in queue outside the stadium. All of them Beyoncé-worshipers,…

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Milla Löjdström, 2015, Sweden, 15 min, New Doc

– It was just a joke. Sexual harassment and abuse in many school for children far down the ages is a part of everyday life.…

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David Meskhi, Salome Machaidze, Tamuna Karumidze, 2015, Georgia, Germany, 75 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

In the film When the Earth Seems to Be Light we get to follow some skaters, artists and musicians in the Georgian city and capital Tbilisi.…

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Knutte Wester, 2016, Sweden, 6 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, World premiere!

Equally good and still incomprehensible and absurd is Where the Border Runs about the fictitious boundary on a muddy field somewhere in Sweden- as absurd seems the border…

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Angela Bravo, 2016, Sweden, 100 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award, World premiere!

Within is about the relationship between a daughter and her father who is serving life sentence. But it is also about being introduced to an alien world, the prison. Over…

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Eloy Domínguez Serén, 2015, Sweden, 14 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

The camera wanders around old spellbinding cars in the desert. Two playful and witty little boys show up and alter the course of events. From…

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