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 PRODUCTIONCOMPANY: Impressio Films
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.