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Lullabies
Lullabies

It’s been said that children speak the truth. Where this blind faith of truth they provide us with originates from? From the metaphysical ether of ideas? From the Sirens in the seas of the unconscious, or from the Dreamtime? From our own foolish unconditional love? Indigenous cultures preserved the essence of their traditions into orally transmitted songs. We adults save it all in the cloud and ask for Siri. Aboriginals used song lines to navigate their arduous passages through endless desserts. African tribes used culling songs to defend themselves. They all sang their songs. We search the web. Today we still tell stories. Sing karaokes, slam poetry and speak in metaphors. Fairytales involved wise narrators who often took animal form and performed dramatic acts. These stories live still even among adults. Lullabies delves into the dreams of today to generate a master lullaby that puts the whole wide World into sleep.

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English title / Lullabies
Original title / Lullabies
Keywords / young people, power, childhood
Type / Single channel
Genre / performance art, personal narrative, music video
Country / Finland, Sweden
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:04:14
Language / Swedish
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2017
Cast / Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Fredric Andersson (Cinematographer), Johan Grusell (Composer), Petri Saarikko (Director), Jamal Sameh (Editor), Malva Dovander (Actor), Amir Hosini (Actor), Alma Martinsson (Actor), Alaa Alamed (Actor), Leo Hammarstedt (Actor), Signe Wåhlstrand (Actor), Woad Ibrahem (Actor), Safaa Ibrahem (Actor), Simon Nilsson (Actor), Vera Westberg (Actor), Ahmad Safi (Actor), Mohadeshen Nore (Actor), Klara Ryberg (Actor), Mehri Hosini (Actor), Elsa Appelberg (Actor), Shahad Ibrahem (Actor), Maroa Ibrahem (Actor), Tuva Almgren (Actor), Lovisa Rietz (Actor), Vilton Arenhill (Actor), Maja Arthursson (Actor), Finnish Cultural Foundation / - (Funder), Kalmar Konstmuseum / - (Funder), Mörbylånga kommun / - (Funder), Reaktor / - (Funder), Ölands Folkhögskola / - (Funder), Arts Promotion Centre Finland / - (Funder), Amir Hosini (Script), Shahad Ibrahem (Script), Signe Wåhlstrand (Script), Malva Dovander (Script), Elsa Appelberg (Script), Leo Hammarstedt (Script), Mohadeshen Nore (Script), Alaa Alamed (Script), Alma Martinsson (Script), Klara Ryberg (Script), Simon Nilsson (Script), Woad Ibrahem (Script), Safaa Ibrahem (Script), Tuva Almgren (Script), Lovisa Rietz (Script), Ahmad Safi (Script), Vilton Arenhill (Script), Maroa Ibrahem (Script), Mehri Hosini (Script), Vera Westberg (Script), Maja Arthursson (Script), Petri Saarikko (Author)
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