Norwegian Film Institute Backs Four Documentaries

Having already supported 10 documentaries in August-September, the Norwegian Film Institute has allocated further €0.8 million (NOK 6,6 million) for four documentary projects – two films, a television series and a co-production with Denmark:

The Tower

Dir: Mats Grorud. Scr: Mats Grorud. Prod: Frode Søbstad, for Tenk.tv. An animated documentary about an 11-year-old girl, Warda – the fourth generation of a refugee family living in a camp in Beirut. A journey through through generations and their history.

Mogadishu Soldier

Dir/Scr: Torstein Grude. Prod: Bjarne Mørner Tveit, for Piraya Film. Somalia is in a time of unrest and upheaval, between extremist Islamism and a democratic; a group of Burundian soldiers stands in the middle of this battle – two of them talk about their service.

The Voices

Dir/Scr: Gunhild Asting. Prod: Eirin O Høgetveit, for Medieoperatørene. About  schizophrenia and psychosis problematics – at the Bergfløtt Treatment Center people offer an insight into what it is like to live with psychosis and delusions. (Documentary television series)

The Venus Project

Dirs/Scr: Mette Carla Albrechtsen, Lea Glob. Norwegian prod: Håvard Bustnes, for Faction Film. The co-production with Denmark’s House of Real (Jesper Jack) is an “honest and revealing portrait of what it means to be a young woman in the supposedly sexually liberated Scandinavia.”

via the Norwegian Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.