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 4 to 10 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 skolbio@tempofestival.se 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.


Eloy Dominguez Serèn, Sverige (2018) 89 min

A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separates this group of friends from their homeland that they have only heard about in their parent’s stories. They are called the Sahrawis and have been abandoned in this refugee camp in the middle of a stony desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago.

With vitality, humor and unexpected situations, this film paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert.

Trapped somewhere in between life and death, Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher refuse to be bothered by it. They spend their days fixing cars that can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change without response and together they use the power of creativity and play to denounce the reality around them and expand beyond the borders of the camp.


Karen Winther, Norge/Sverige/Tyskland (2018) 80 min

In EXIT, we meet Angela from the US and Ingo and Manuel from Germany, all former right-wing extremists who made the leap to leave their movement. They are now forced to live isolated lives in hiding due to their dangerous pasts. In Denmark, we explore the other side of the spectrum when Søren shares the story of his life a former left-wing extremist. Director Karen Winther also meets Frenchman David, who was active in the Armed Islamic Group and who has served 6 years in prison for terrorist activities.

Reflecting on her very own extremist past and the stories of the people she meets along her travels, Winther walks us through how she arrived at her own „wake-up call“ and the extraordinary journey that followed. We are invited to join her on a radical discovery and gain an insight into what is really takes for an person to break out of their life as they know it and leave their extreme movement behind.

United Skates

Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler, USA (2018) 89 min

When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture – one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent.

Don’t be a Dick About it

Ben Mullinkosson, USA (2018) 69 min

Red-headed brothers Peter and Matthew are growing up at home with their parents. They’re crazy about each other, but they’re also constantly at each other’s throats. Peter is obsessed with the TV show Survivor, and reenacts the elimination rounds every day in an uncompromising ritual. His younger brother Matthew is scared of dogs and is trying to get over it.

The camera follows them affectionately in their everyday lives, characterized by warm family life, fun and occasional furious arguments—they’re brothers, after all. They accept each other’s shortcomings but are equally quick to mock them, and their unconditional love for each other is tangible throughout

What Walaa Wants

Filmmaker Christy Garland follows Walaa over the course of five crucial years, in the alleyways of the camp, horsing around with her brother, in conversations with her mother, and through the tough training at the police academy. Garland’s camera becomes her companion as Walaa struggles her way into adulthood.

The Palestinian Latifa Abu Draa spent eight years in an Israeli prison, and by the time she was released in 2011, her daughter Walaa was 15 years old. Like Latifa’s other children, Walaa grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp Balata, an environment in which uncertainty, oppression, grief, anger and stray bullets are part of everyday life. No wonder this tough girl became such a rebellious teenager. The headstrong, funny, heartwarming young woman has an answer for everything and is constantly getting into trouble. But ultimately she only wants one thing: to improve her life and that of others. The escape route she dreams of is to join the Palestinian Civil Police Force.

Home Games

Alisa Kovalenko, Ukraina (2017) 86 min

The film depicts the life of Alina Shilova, a 20-year-old girl from Kyiv, whose passion for football has a chance of saving her from poverty. Alina is now a professional player, but her situation remains uncertain: her mother suddenly dies, leaving behind Alina’s beloved siblings, Renat & Regina, 6 and 7 years old. Alina becomes a substitute mother.

Her career plans are on the verge of collapse. The whole dysfunctional family is living in a cramped one-room apartment. Alina wants to give her brother and sister a better life than the one she had. Will she find the strength to cope with everything? How can you win the match of your life when the odds are stacked against you?

The Feminister

Viktor Nordenskiöld, Sverige (2018) 90 min

Incredible coverage of 4 years in the office of the Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallström, known for her fearless feminist agenda and sharp, empathic mind.

We witness her arduous negotiations with Saudi Arabia, Israel and North Korea, as well as a highly competitive campaign for a seat in the UNSC, followed by a crash course in keeping it cool in the face of death threats and intimidation.

Tuesday, March 5

9.30 Home Games

13.00 Exit

Wednesday, March 6

9.30 Hamada

13.00 Exit

Thursday, March 7

9.30 United Skates

13.00 Don’t be a dick about it

Friday, March 8

9.30 What Walaa Wants

13.00 Utrikesministern

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

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