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:
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.
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.
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.”