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