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Tempo 2016

Film

Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck, 2015, Sweden, 15 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

The premise: A 10 meter high diving tower. People who have not been up there earlier this gets to choose whether to jump or climb…

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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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The Hussin Brothers, 2015, USA, 100 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

In their award-winning debut The Hussin Brothers dissect consumerism and the American dream. Inspired by Jack Kerouac they embark on the road to chase their own dreams. Over…

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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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Jon Cohrs, 2015, USA, 72 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

– I bought three granola bars, just in case things get rough. A bunch of city dwellers are planning a nature expedition. But it is not…

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75 min, Work in Progress

A poetic “coming of age” story of survival, abuse – and horses. The film follows a group of young people in Ballymune, a suburb of…

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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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Ragnar Bragason, 2015, Sweden, 10 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

– Something happens when you have muscles. You walk into a room and you can sense how people get uncomfortable. I think thats in our…

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Alexandru Belc, 2015, Czech Republic, Romania, 70 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

Before the fall of communism, there were no less than 400 cinemas in Romania. After having sold out to private operators, today there are fewer…

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Maud Nycander, Rebecka Hamberger, 75 min, Work in Progress

A portrait of an enigmatic personality who created a new way of thinking about culture and film. Who was Harry Schein? Maud Nycander and Jannike…

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Jerzy Sladkowski, 2015, Sweden, 92 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

The autistic 22 -year-old Oleg does not live up to his mother Marianas idea of ​​a real man. Even worse for her, he has the tricky…

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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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90 min, Work in Progress

Four promising projects are presented: A Journey in to the Russian Soul by Staffan Julén, about and with Svetlana Aleksijevitj. Scheme birds is Ellen Fiske and Ellinor…

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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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Ahang Bashi, 2016, Sweden, 73 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

Although life seems to be on the top for the filmmaker Ahang Bashi she falls increasingly into the deep hollows of panic disorder and depression from…

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Sacha Jenkins, 2014, USA, 85 min, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

From the cotton plantations in the south to the 70’s Harlem and the Bronx. Fresh Dressed is a film about the urban fashion way from the…

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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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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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Moa Kjellstrand, Roxane von Gerber Hedayat, 2015, Sweden, 55 min, New Doc

In Kristineberg lies an abandoned hotel that the young filmmakers Roxane and Moa often go by. In their own belief that the hotel is empty they…

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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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Stefan Schwietert, 2015, Germany, Switzerland, 86 min, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

The musician Bill Drummond, who in the ’80s and’ 90s played in the band The KLF, drives his car from the east to the west coast…

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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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Gustav Ågerstrand, 2016, Sweden, 59 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, World premiere!

When Tania sees her friend Tomas lose himself in depression and drugs, she decides to do everything in her power to rescue his friend from destruction. The…

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Amy Berg, 2015, USA, 104 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts

In Janes: Little Girl Blue we get to follow one of our most acclaimed rock and roll icons. By reading the letters sent to her parents, some of…

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Eliza Kubarska, 2015, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, 72 min, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Hanna was not even born when her father plunged to certain death during his attempt to climb K2 , the world’s second highest mountain. Lukasz was…

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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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Martina Carlstedt, 2016, Sweden, 29 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

Camilla clears out the old life. Malou longs for a relationship. Leif likes interior and Nancy remembers their holiday flirts. Livingroom consists of a series of…

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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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Tora Mkandawire Mårtens, 2015, Sweden, 90 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

In 2010 Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos participate in the world’s biggest street dance contest Juste Debout in Paris. They win and are the first…

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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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Jessica Nettelbladt, 2016, Sweden, 90 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

Mona Lisa lived a normal regular lifestyle as a teacher and a mother. But depression hits her in pieces and she begins to self-medicate heroin, while…

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Tomer Heymann, 2015, 100 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

A tribute to the Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, whose own movement language, Gaga, and eccentric views on choreography have contributed greatly to the development of…

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75 min, Work in Progress

My letters is how about a family that breaks down after an attempted murder with racist and xenophobic overtones. It also about how a family member takes…

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Richard Dinter, 2016, Sweden, 54 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts

Night is a personal and intense film of the poet and radio producer Willy Granqvist’s long poem with the same title, filmed during the dark parts of the…

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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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Eloy Domínguez Serén, 2015, Sweden, 63 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

A filmmaker from Galicia in Spain emigrate to Sweden. Through a video diary based on glimpses and fragments from his everyday life, we follow the…

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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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75 min, Work in Progress

This is the continuation of the Emmy-award winner Frihet bakom galler, where we follow two of the women after serving their sentences in Afghanistan. Sara fled…

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Björn Perborg, 2015, Sweden, 6 min, New Doc

Procrastination is a pretty universal phenomenon. The possibility of instant satisfaction often appears far more attractive than some vague reward in the future. That is…

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Steven Dhoedt, Woo-Young Choi, 2015, South Korea, 90 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Every year half a million young South Koreans take their baccalaureate. After twelve years of school, it’s time to show what you’re made of including…

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Sara Broos, 2016, Sweden, 80 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

Filmmaker Sara Broos invited her mother Karin Broos on holiday during her 60th birthday. Their first trip together as mother and daughter. But instead of coming closer…

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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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Anna Johansson, 2016, Sweden, 14 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

Shadowlands is an animated short film about the inner darkness portrayed in the guise of a black unfortunate bird. About the thoughts of disaster refuses to let…

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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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Carl Moberg, 2015, Sweden, 55 min, New Doc

Malmö was once a typical Swedish working town with a homogeneous population. Today the city is a multicultural melting pot whose population consists of over…

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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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120 min, Work in Progress

Students from the first year at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic University’s master’s program in film and media as well as students from the documentary story…

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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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Ida Lindgren, 2016, Sweden, 10 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

In Kroppen är en ensam plats we get to follow into the universe of the world called eating disorder. We take part in the struggle between…

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Ika Johannesson, 2015, Sweden, 14 min, New Doc

Anna has spent major parts of her adult life isolated in her apartment, plagued by panic attacks and depression. Through her love for the British…

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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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Moa Junström, 2015, Sweden, 29 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

Forget shame and fear, welcome to The Loony Bin! The Loony Bin! is a documentary based on the director’s diary-notes. The film uses authentic images and…

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Anca Damian, 2015, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, 87 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

In this second part of a planned trilogy about modern heroes, we get to follow during a half a century the Polish-born Adam Jacek Winkler;…

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Benedikt Erlingsson, 2015, Great Britain, Iceland, 70 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts

When the Icelandic filmmaker Benediskt Erlingsson lays hands on archival clips from a century of vaudeville, Carnival and circus movies, the result is a survey…

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Howard Alk, 1974, Canada, 96 min, Swedish subtitles, Music & Arts

Tempo is continuing its cooperation with the Swedish Cinematheque through a double screening to honor Janis Joplin.  The whole world mourned Janis Joplin when she died…

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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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Ido Haar, 2015, 80 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

On normal days Samantha Montgomery works as a nurse. But when darkness falls, she is transformed into a soul artist called Princess Shaw who posts clips…

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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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Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol, 2015, USA, 82 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

In the desolate marshes between Texas and Louisiana, so inaccessible that you must be lost in order to get there, is the godforsaken dungeon and…

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George Hagstrand, 2015, Sweden, 7 min, New Doc

In 1979 an underwater cave was discovered in connection to the lake Dolinsjön in Jämtland. The cave was found to be part of a giant…

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Emanuel Hendal, 2015, Sweden, 56 min, New Doc, World premiere!

Vivalla is a suburb in the Swedish town Örebro. For the most part it has been defined by others, by the outside world, and branded as…

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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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Mohammedreza Farzad, 2015, Iran, 60 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Wedding : A Movie is a personal, poetic essay in which Mohammadreza Farzad tries to understand the institution and concept of marriage. Farzad does a…

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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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Outdoor screenings

Where Dreams Cross is in collaboration with the architect company White and Tempo Documentary Festival and it’s theme power doing a outdoor screening with the question…

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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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