NO MANS LAND

Foto: Caroline Woie

Documentary, 24 min.

Trandum is an asylum seekers’ holding and remand centre at Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport, and has several times been criticised for abusing basic human rights. The film shows life behind locked doors at Trandum.

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No mans land won the Terje Vigen-prize at Grimstad Short Film festival 2007 and the press prize at Femminafestivalen 2006. It has been screened at Up and Coming Film festival in Hannover, Exile Film Festival in Gøteborg, The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival in Volda and other places.

«This is a strong portrayal of brutality, disclaimer and lack of understanding, poorly concealed behind a Scandinavian politeness and distance. The film has chosen a tight style that avoids easy sentimentality and succeeds therefore in recreating the frigid feeling of isolation in the place it portrays.

– The Jury at the Short Film Festival in Grimstad

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Director and writer: Lowri Rees
Cinematography: Caroline Woie
Sound: Henning Husøy
Producer: HiL