BIFF 2020
Norwegian documentary - Competition
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Turning the Tide

Norge/ / 1 t. 18 min.
LANGUAGE:
norsk/svensk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Kieran Kolle
WRITER:
Kieran Kolle, Elisabeth Kleppe
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Kieran Kolle
PRODUCER:
Elisabeth Kleppe
Everything you need to know about Norwegian drug policy – and why it’s overdue for a reform

Norway has long had some of the strictest drug laws in Europe – with an emphasis on punishing rather than helping addicts – but change is on the way. In this humane and insightful documentary we follow three activists who are fighting to change the way politicians and ordinary Norwegians think about how we treat addicts. By presenting us with the perspectives and experiences of people who’ve felt the consequences of our nation’s moralistic drug laws, TURNING THE TIDE shows us why a policy reform is absolutely necessary.

Festival Guest (Q&A): Kieran Kolle (director), Elisabeth Kleppe (producer), Michelle Alexandra Muren Höjvi, Arild Knutsen, Kim Jørgen Arnetvedt

TURNING THE TIDE (VINDEN SNUR) is the winner of the Youth Documentary Award - best documentary in this year's school programme.

This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 12–31 October 2020.

AVAILABLE ON BIFF+

Kieran Kolle

Kieran Kolle (Norway) Filmography: GARDEN II (BIFF 2018), EXPIRED (BIFF 2017)

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