My life my lesson will screen in-competition at Budapest International Documentary Festival in the section Let's Face Our Parents. Selected as one of 36 docs among hundreds of submissions Åsa Ekman's My life my lesson will travel from Sweden together with Magnus Gertten's Every Face Has a Name to join the second run of this new and promising festival's diverse and top notch programme. We're very excited!
My life my lesson will screen in the Young Nordic section at Nordisk Panorama. Young Nordic is specially curated for children and young people but will also be of interest to anyone who is interested in experiencing films with a youth perspective.
The programme, an exciting selection of the best Nordic shorts and docs, has been curated by Nordisk Panorama together with BUFF Filmfestival. Films are screened in cooperation with the national school partnership. Anyone can attend a screening and school classes can book through 'Kulturprodcenten' www.malmo.se/kulturproceduren.
My life my lesson will screen at 1pm on September 22nd at Folkets Bio Malmö/Panora.
Hope to see you in Malmö!
We will screen My life my lesson in Almedalen together with TROTS women's shelter (Unizon) on July 1st at Folkets Bio Roxy in Visby. Screening starts at 6PM and is followed by a panel discussion (7.30PM) with Fredrik Malmberg, Barnombudsmannen, Ulf Johansson, Head of Police Stockholm and Gotland, Annika Hirvonen, Vice Chairman Department of Justice (MP) and Ann-Sofie Wetterstrand, Head of Social Welfare Ersta diakoni. See you there!
My life my lesson has been awarded Best Nordic Feature-Length Documentary 2015 at Nordic/Docs in Fredrikstad, Norway. The motivation reads: ”A strong and important film where the characters in their vulnerability and strength are naked and unafraid in front of the camera. The filmmaker always show them great respect as she sheds light on an important theme.” We are very proud of this award and of Felicia and her family’s bravery to share their story and everyday life – with hope that we will provide better support for children growing up in violence.
My life my lesson goes to Warsaw and Polands largest documentary film festival Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (previously known as Planete+ Documentary Film Festival) where the film is included in the Intimate Stories section and competing for the Magic Hour Award. More info on the festival home page.
My life my lesson will premiere in Norway at Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival and director Åsa Ekman will attend the premiere. The festival runs between 2 - 8 of March.
"I want to show other young people and children that this is nothing to be ashamed of and that attention needs to brought to this issue."
Today Felicia appeared on Swedish morning show Malou Efter tio where she talked about her experiences of growing up with her father beating her mother, and furthermore not being seen and heard by grown ups and authorities.
My life my lesson will get its Swedish premiere at Göteborg Film Festival on January 29th, attended by director Åsa Ekman. The film will screen in the section Swedish Premieres and compete for the Angelos-award.
For screening times and to purchase tickets visit Göteborg Film Festival.
We're happy and excited to be bringing our project In Violence to Amsterdam and premiering My life my lesson at the world's largest film festival for documentaries – IDFA.
In Violence, which has taken the form of a documentary diptych, will be represented in the Mid-Length Competition with My life my lesson, and at the IDFA Forum with Say Something (in development).
The filmmakers Åsa Ekman, Oscar Hedin & Anders Teigen will attend all My life my lesson screenings for Q&As and Åsa Ekman & Oscar Hedin will present Say Something at the Central Pitch.