• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2022 | 72 min

Broken Dreamland

Jossakin on maa


They were children when they left, dreaming of a life without worry: freedom and wealth. But what awaited them was a nightmare. One of them began to change, leading him to commit a lethal knife attack in Turku.
By following the lives of two of the attacker’s friends, the film delves into the experiences of an entire generation of young Moroccan men who feel like they do not belong anywhere. While their families push them to travel to Europe to find a better life, Europe casts them out.
DIRECTORS: Khalid Laboudi, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
SCRIPT: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Khalid Laboudi
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
SOUND: Huldar Freyr Arnarson
EDITING: Inka Lahti
MUSIC: Tuomas Nikkinen
CO-PRODUCER: Karim Aitouna / France
PRODUCER: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen


Khalid Laboudi

Before entering into the field of documentary filmmaking, Khalid Laboudi studied law in Morocco. After craduating from Educatel, Casablanca in 2003, he has worked in film and TV productions in various positions, including directing and cinematography. After moving to Finland in 2012, he has worked as the Head of Investments in one of the Finland's most established documentary production companies, Illume. Broken Dreamland, produced by Zone2 Pictures, is his first feature documentary as a co-director and co-writer.

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Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen

Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen studied philosophy and journalism before receiving his BA in cinematography from ELO Film School in 2003. Since 2000, he has worked in the Finnish film industry in various positions: cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and director. 

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Suvi Railo

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• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
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