Documentaries and Short Films

Price of life

A documentary film by Åsa Faringer 

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A documentary film by Åsa Faringer

82 min.

Produced by Ulf Hultberg

Copyright Original Film AB 

 

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The Art of Killing a Politician

A documentary film by Åsa Faringer & Ulf Hultberg

Copyright: Original Film AB

58 min. - (Spanish) English subtitles and speaker

 

Directed by Ulf Hultberg & Åsa Faringer

About Sandra - first woman to become President of Guatemala?

A tenacious struggle for social reforms in a violent country.

Slandered in the mass media for her social commitment.

Her candidacy declared invalid...

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IN THE BEGINNING

A short film by Åsa Faringer

IN THE BEGINNING

A short film by Åsa Faringer

7 min.

In the Beginning is a dance film that illustrates birth as a phenomenon, a course of events, a concern so basic in its humanity that it matters to all of us. 

The film uses dance as a way of expression and takes advantage of the camera to search its origin. 

Represents the physical process during birth, illuminating the spiritual perspective of this unique state. 

The dancer expresses the profound aspects of the scene as she twists, stamps and perishes in labor pains, barefoot in an otherwise empty room. 

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Black is Beautiful? 

A documentary film by Åsa Faringer & Ulf Hultberg

Copyright Original Film AB 

10 min. - English subtitles

 

 

The winners of the first PRIX IRIS in Amsterdam were made public in the NetherlandS. This EUROPEAN MEDIA AWARD for equality and tolerance aims to award contributions to greater mutual understanding, thereby bridging the gap between cultures and societies.

 

The winner in the category TV Non-Fiction is: BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL? (Svart är vackert?), directors: Ulf Hultberg and Åsa Faringer, produced by Original Film AB.

 

The independent jury had to make a choice from over 130 entries from 25 European countries.

 

The jury motivated its choice of the Scandinavian co-production "Black is Beautiful?",  as follows:

“A multicultural district in Stockholm. Some would call it a ghetto. The district is called Rinkeby. The girl is named Margitu, a Swede born and bred in Rinkeby, but black.

‘Sometimes I feel like an Ethiopian, sometimes like a Russian. But a lot of the time I feel like a Swede.’ The documentary Black is Beautiful?  perhaps appears half fiction, owing to the intensive use of music and mood editing, but it is based on the diary of this young girl and told to us by the directors Ulf Hultberg and Åsa Faringer and is clearly non-fiction. We have seldom seen an anti-racist video statement, which is so universally moving. Television is emotion and Hultberg and Faringer understand that. They have earned with their approach the description renewing. It´s power lies in the way it brings the viewer into Margitu’s innocent childhood and makes real the menaces of racism. Because of its quality and potential effect on the viewers the jury decided to give this entry the first PRIX IRIS price for Non-Fiction programming in the year 1996.” 

 

Visits in Hell  (trailer)

A documentary film by Åsa Faringer & Ulf Hultberg

Copyright Original Film AB 

46 min. - English and Swedish versions. 

 

 

Sexual abuse, mara-gangs, illegal adoptions, social cleansing of street children. Guatemala and Mexico, two countries in Latin America where these problems are escalating into a huge social phenomenon.

Dreams & Drama

About a drama and an HIV/AIDS project in South Africa

DREAMS & DRAMA

22 min. - English subtitles

Directed by Åsa Faringer

About a drama and  HIV & AIDS project in South Africa

Copyright: Original Film AB 

OLOF PALME INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Education & Training Unit (ETU)

I Am Because You Are

A film about empowerment 

I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE

34 min, - English subtitles

Directed by Åsa Faringer

About empowerment in South Africa

Copyright: Original Film AB 

OLOF PALME INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Education & Training Unit (ETU)

 

One Way to Change

 The work of ETU on HIV/AIDS in South Africa. 

ONE WAY TO CHANGE

A film by Åsa Faringer

24 min, - English and Swedish subtitles 

Copyright Original Film AB 

OLOF PALME INTERNATIONAL CENTER

Education & Training Unit (ETU)