Detained

DETAINED is an award-winning documentary from within a Swedish immigration detention centre.

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Detained – English subtitles from RåFILM on Vimeo.

 

Synopsis

Detained is an absorbing observation from within a Swedish immigration detention centre for rejected asylum seekers. The film follows detainees and staff over the course of a summer. A mother separated from her children faces deportation, a young man waits for his life to begin, and staff members struggle with the impersonal bureaucracy required of their job.

With great sensibility to its characters and environment, Detained depicts the silent psychological horror faced by those held in modern detention centres and questions this crucial, global phenomenon.

Production facts

Directors: Anna Persson och Shaon Chakraborty
Producer: Anna Weitz
Cinematographer: Erik Vallsten
Editor: Kristin Grundström
Original title: Förvaret

Documentary 99/58 min, 2015
Contact: anna.weitz@rafilm.se

 

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PRODUCED BY RÅFILM PRODUCER ANNA WEITZ DIRECTORS ANNA PERSSON SHAON CHAKRABORTY CINEMATOGRAPHER ERIK VALLSTENFSF EDITOR KRISTIN GRUNDSTRÖM SFK SOUND DESIGNER CLAES LUNDBERG COMPOSER MATTI BYE COLOURIST JONAS HED SOUND MIX OWE SVENSSON GRAPHIC DESIGN MARTIN HULTMANPOSTPRODUCER MATTIAS VALENCA IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH SVERIGES TELEVISION AB/ULLA NILSSON MALIN BJÖRKMAN-WIDELL WITH SUPPORT FROM THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE/FILM CONSULTANT CECILIA LIDIN KULTURBRYGGAN STHLM DEBUT IN COLLABORATION WITH STOCKHOLMS LÄNS LANDSTING FILM STOCKHOLM FILMREGION STOCKHOLM-MÄLARDALEN

STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL THE SWEDISH ARTS GRANTS COMMITTEE THE CHURCH OF SWEDEN CULTURAL GRANT FILMBASEN STIFTELSEN LÄNGMANSKA KULTURFONDEN TRANSIT DAGSLJUS