Screenings for schools

Screenings for schools at Tempo Documentary festival 2017

Bring your class at school to school cinema at the Tempo Festival! From March 6 to 12 there will be over 90 documentary films shown in cinemas across Stockholm and your class has the opportunity to see some selected documentary films for free! All you need to do to to sign up your class is to send an email to before February 24, but make sure to be on time,  because of the ‘first come, first served’ principle. The screenings take place at the Victoria cinema and on Biokällan in Märsta and is presented in collaboration with the FilmCentrum.


Sophie Vukovic. Sweden, 2017, 85 min. English subtitles. Rek. from grade 8.

  • Biokällan Märsta, tuseday March 7 1:00 – 2:30 pm
  • Victoria salong 2, Friday March 10 1:00 – 2:30 pm + conversations with the director ca 10 min

Which country will embrace me? Who am I and where do I belong? Even though you left your first homeland at the young age of four months one might wonder what is left from there. Sophie Vukovic searching is searching for her home. The starting point with a short look from an old friend who she meets on the anti-Nazi demonstration in Kärrtorp.  And then in conversation with her parents, in conversations with herself, on trips to her family’s old Balkans, and self-reflective about her fantasies and dreams. What are they for, moreover, the countries?


The Pearl of Africa

Jonny von Wallström. Sweden, 2016, 85 min. English subtitles. Rek. from 8 grade.

  • Victoria salong 2, Thursday March 9 1:00 – 2:30 pm


“Pearl of Africa” – that is what Uganda is usually called. This beautiful country. Being gay in Uganda is not seen as something beautiful. On the contrary: It is a threat to life. Then magine being transsexual in Uganda. As the amazingly strong Cleo. For her, it seems to work pretty well – at first. In the streets, she is seen as a “normal” woman when she goes there hand in hand with her quiet husband. And talking about her love, just like anyone else. Is she brave or foolhardy when she one day tells her story in a newspaper? From that moment, there is no turning back regardless.


The girl who saved my life

Hogir Hirori. Sweden, 2016, 58 min. Spoken language: Kurdish and Swedish. Swedish text. Rec. from 9 grade

  • Victoria salong 2, Thursday March 9  9:30-10:30 pm

When documentary filmmaker Hogir Hirori is heading to a helicopter to fly to Shingal Mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan, he finds  the 11-year-old girl Souad lying alone on the ground crying of pain in 45 degree heat. He decides to stay with the girl instead of going to the helicopter. However, later it turns out that particular helicopter he was going to fly with crashed, the little girl has saved his life. When Hogir leave the girl for a little while, she suddenly disappears without a trace. Hogir decides to find her, at all costs. The documentary is both a story about Hogir trying to find Souad again but also an extremely close and personal portrait of the women, children and families whose lives have been devastated by the Islamic State terror.


A Bastard Child

Knutte Wester. Sweden, 2016, 57 min. English subtitles. Rek. from 7 grade

  • Victoria salong 2, Wednesday March 8 1:00 – 2:00 pm + conversations with the director ca 10 min

The artist Knutte Wester has created a hand-painted documentary. Based on his grandmother’s story about her childhood – read out loud by actor Inga Landgré Knuttes grandmother’s story is painted forward with watercolors. “A Bastard Child” is a strong story of Hervor, followed by the Umeå-based artist throughout his life. A story of unimaginable hardship, strikingly enough, not so long ago at all. Today’s poverty and hardship exist elsewhere. But not further away than your ICA store.


Ouaga girls

Theresa Traore Dahlberg. Sweden, 2017, 82 min. English subtitles. Rek. from 8 grade

  • Victoria salong 2, Wednesday March 8 9:30 – 11:00 pm

Theresa Traore Dahlberg has followed this group of 16-23 year old girls for several months before she started filming. Perhaps that is also why the film succeeds so well to get up close, depict everyday life, friendship, joy and obstacles – and some oil pans and brake cables – for these teenagers that is becoming auto mechanics in Ouagadougou. The future of women in Burkina Faso are formed, while the West African country is facing change. A proud friendship grows. And bring joy to us too far away.


Cheer up

Christy Garland. Finland, 2016, 86 min. English subtitles. Rek. from 8 grade

  • Biokällan Märsta, Tuesday March 7 9:30 – 11:00 pm
  • Victoria salong 2, Friday March 10 9:30 – 11:00 pm

Aino and her friends are growing up in Rovaniemi, near the Finnish Arctic Circle, where the road to succeed in cheerleading seems to be further away than it usually is.  The team usually loose, even in the first selection competitions. Christy Garland’s camera follows the group’s leader Miia when she goes to Texas to be inspired. After her trip to Texas she has to transfer the American mentality to the girls in Rovaniemi. Suddenly something unexpected happens to her.


The screenings is free for school classes but registration is binding (cancellations will be charged with 500 SEK). Sign up your class to and state which school it is and how many that is attending. Deadline February 24, 2017. The screenings is presented in collaboration with the FilmCentrum.

The addresses to the cinemas:

Biokällan Folkets Bio, Stockholmsvägen 25 in Märsta (ca 950 meters from Märsta commuter station)

Biograf Victoria, Götgatan 67 in Stockholm (T-bana Medborgarplatsen)

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