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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 / Fredric Andersson (Cinematographer), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Johan Grusell (Composer), Petri Saarikko (Director), Jamal Sameh (Editor), Alma Martinsson (Actor), Klara Ryberg (Actor), Shahad Ibrahem (Actor), Amir Hosini (Actor), Vilton Arenhill (Actor), Simon Nilsson (Actor), Safaa Ibrahem (Actor), Mohadeshen Nore (Actor), Vera Westberg (Actor), Maja Arthursson (Actor), Leo Hammarstedt (Actor), Ahmad Safi (Actor), Elsa Appelberg (Actor), Mehri Hosini (Actor), Alaa Alamed (Actor), Malva Dovander (Actor), Woad Ibrahem (Actor), Tuva Almgren (Actor), Lovisa Rietz (Actor), Signe Wåhlstrand (Actor), Maroa Ibrahem (Actor), Ölands Folkhögskola / - (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation / - (Funder), Mörbylånga kommun / - (Funder), Arts Promotion Centre Finland / - (Funder), Kalmar Konstmuseum / - (Funder), Reaktor / - (Funder), Woad Ibrahem (Script), Shahad Ibrahem (Script), Alaa Alamed (Script), Amir Hosini (Script), Leo Hammarstedt (Script), Simon Nilsson (Script), Elsa Appelberg (Script), Malva Dovander (Script), Signe Wåhlstrand (Script), Klara Ryberg (Script), Safaa Ibrahem (Script), Lovisa Rietz (Script), Maroa Ibrahem (Script), Vilton Arenhill (Script), Ahmad Safi (Script), Maja Arthursson (Script), Alma Martinsson (Script), Mehri Hosini (Script), Vera Westberg (Script), Mohadeshen Nore (Script), Tuva Almgren (Script), Petri Saarikko (Author)
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