BIFF 2020
Norwegian documentary
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Burning Memories

Norge/ 2018/ 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
norsk/Samisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Johs Røde, Grete Haagenrud, Hilde Kopstad, Jaber Tabbal, Halima og Samah Ismael, Noor Tabbal, m.fl.
DIRECTOR:
Ellen-Astri Lundby
WRITER:
Ellen-Astri Lundby
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nils Petter Lotherington
PRODUCER:
Ellen-Astri Lundby
How does war affect children?

In the autumn of 1944 75,000 Norwegians became refugees in their own country, after the Germans set fire to their homes. Through meetings between some of these now elderly Norwegians and refugee children from Syria and Sudan, Norwegian history is linked to the refugee crisis of today. The documentary reflects on the impact war has on children and how difficult memories never fade. How will the experiences of today's refugee children affect them in 70 years? And what lessons can we learn from our own history in order to better help those who are in need today?

Festival guest, Q&A: Ellen-Astri Lundby, director

Ellen-Astri Lundby

Ellen-Astri Lundby (Norway, 1959) Filmography: JOIKEFEBER (2013), MIN MORS HEMMELIGHET (2009)

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