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