WINNER - Professional and Studio film

The Wall

Astrid AskbergerSweden - 4.45 min
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In streaming from March 14th at 8 a.m. until March 20th at midnight UAE time

“We knew they were building something in the parking lot outside. We felt the house shaking and saw how the door frame and the stairwell burst.” In a vibrant short film, Astrid Askberger tells the story of how it feels to get a new wall ten meters from her window.
The film depicts how people become tiles in a larger game, but also how they with their own initiatives can find ways to relate to the rules of the game. In a poetic view of an individual event, something larger is caught, about us as human beings, the system and a sneaky notion of urban infill projects.

Astrid Askberger, born 1979 in Stockholm. Documentary filmmaker with a master at the Academy Valand. In 2016, her full-length documentary Greta’s guide to the galaxy had its premiere. A movie exploring the concept of freedom and the consequences of breaking free. She has also directed the documentary short films: The wall, I was there too, Love is the best at the cinema, and How things works! all shown on television and festivals.

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