• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2022 | 67 min

The Night My Brother Disappeared

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Details

An overcrowded boat carrying Eritrean refugees sinks near the Italian coast. The human rights activist Adal Neguse learns that his brother was one of the victims. Adal decides to contact the survivors in order to find out what really happened. The encounters give birth to a collective testimony, marked by sorrow, guilt and hope.

DIRECTOR: Anna Blom
SCRIPT: Anna Blom, Tommi Seitajoki
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Ditte Uljas
SOUND: Pontus Borg
EDITING: Tommi Seitajoki, Dominika Daubenbuchel
MUSIC: Girmay Tesfamariam
PRODUCERS: Tommi Seitajoki, Anna Blom
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Impressio Films

Director

Anna Blom

Anna Blom is a writer, director and producer who has made numerous documentaries and short fiction films in Swedish in Finland. In 2015, she won the script competition Novellfilm and wrote and directed the film Permission to Operate. She has also directed the series Vesta-Linnea (Långfilm Productions). Blom takes an interest in love, family and relations and in human destinies outside the mainstream. She has studied at University of Helsinki and Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola.

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Contact

Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28, 2022 – Feb 28, 2023
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• project, travel and material support for international promotion: documentary films

+ 358 44 491 9069