Three strangers – brought together by gun violence – humanize and disrupt the narrative about so-called “black on black” crime in America.
Three women. Three wars. One dream. A universal story of women’s courage and survival in the aftermath of war.
First time feature director Nikolina Gillgren is a graduate of the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts in Gothenburg. Her short film ”Ritalin” was selected for Diesel New Art and the Stockholm Film Festival.
Writer/producer whose credits include acclaimed documentary series ”American Crossroads” for Swedish TV4, directed by award-winning journalist Göran Rosenberg, and the fiction feature ”Kill Your Darlings” starring Alexander Skarsgård, Lolita Davidovich and John Savage, selected for Tribeca Film Festival and distributed by Sony Pictures.
Legendary TV and documentary producer Karin af Klintberg has been awarded a Guldbagge (Swedish Oscar) and Stora Journalistpriset (Swedish Pulitzer) for her last documentary “Ebbe the Movie”. She is also the creative force behind a long row of hit shows for Swedish television, including “Världens modernaste land”, “Landet Brunsås” and… Show more "Historieätarna". Show less
Three women. Three wars. One dream. A universal story of women's courage and survival in the aftermath of war.
Lanja is a journalist in Iraq, fearlessly giving refuge and voice to women beaten, burnt and threatened to death by their own families. Maia fights for women's sexual rights in the breakaway region Abkhazia, Georgia and battles archaic customs like "bride kidnapping". Nelly runs a women's cooperative in the slums of Monrovia, Liberia, empowering women through education and hands-on ways to make money for their families.
While thousands of miles apart, these women are united by similar challenges to fulfill their shared dream of a better life.