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