Twenty years after the police’s violent storming of Hvitfeldtska Gymnasium during the EU summit in Gothenburg, Nils Petter Löfstedt presents images from inside the building that has never been seen before. The film tells the story from the activists’ perspective of what it was that actually happened during the day which would later be widely debated. Young activists spend the night at the school before demonstrating the next day against the EU and George Bush who has come to Gothenburg. But when they wake up in the morning, riot police have surrounded the building and a few hours later they storm the entrance on horseback. Löfstedt seeks out and interviews the activists and mediators who were there at the time in order to understand what went wrong. Through interviews and archival material, a story emerges about youth, resistance, the fragility of democracy and how nothing is ever what it seems to be.
Thursday March 9, 19.00-21.00, Reflexen. Followed by QA with the director.
Sunday March 12, 17.30-19.00, Zita 1.
The film is also streamed onDraken Film for 48 hours on Saturday March 11 at 10.00