Auto Images is happy to announce that Every Face Has a Name will screen in the European Parliament in Brussels on June 24th at 19.00. We are appreciate the kind collaboration with The City of Malmö EU Office and we look forward to bring our film to the center of European politics. In connection with the screening Director Magnus Gertten states:
“Every Face Has a Name is telling a story about the moment of liberation. My documentary shows when survivors from the German concentration camps arrive to the harbour of Malmö in April 1945 . The situation is similar to what’s happening all over the world today on a daily basis: War refugees arriving to a new country. These refugees are always anonymous, it’s faces without names. My mission with the film is to put names to the anonymous faces. To make the refugees become human beings, not just statistics. I think this is very relevant mission when it comes to the refugee situation in the world today.
During 2014 and the spring of 2015 thousands of war refugees and migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe. For those who make it to the ports of southern Europe an uncertain future lies ahead. Right now this is one of the most important issues for the decision makers in the EU. If my film in any way could inspire the members of the European Parliament to make wise decisions based on humanistic values I would be a very happy film director.”
Producer Lennart Ström and Director Magnus Gertten will be present for the screening of Every Face Has a Name in the European Parliament.
Every Face Has a Name has already been seen by all members of the Swedish Cultural Committee. On May 21 The Swedish Film Institute gathered politicians of the National Cultural Committee for a one-day seminar on film politics. The Swedish Film Institute included Every Face Has a Name in the program and screened it for all the involved politicians.
Auto Images is currently working on further screenings in collaboration with more key political institutions including a screening at the Swedish Parliament and one with the Malmö City Council.
Updates about these screenings will be available at the Every Face Has a Name Facebook page here:
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.