A documentary about the making of the performance by the same name
A documentary film about the making of the dance-theatre performance “Tomorrow’s Witnesses" by LAVA-Dansproduktion and Stellaris DansTeater. During a 6 weeks rehearsal period the Swedish based choreographer Benno Voorham created a performance with elderly people who witnessed the forced evacuation and burning down of Hammerfest in 1944, together with young refugees from Syria and Eritrea who have fled war and who have recently come to live in Hammerfest. They worked together with four professional performers from the Nordic countries. The performance is based on the stories and experiences of the older participants and the young refugees and speaks about the impact of war on the individual and what it means to be forced to leave your home, your family or your country because of war.
Film director/camera/editor: Tinus Kramer
Cast: Benno Voorham (Holland/Sverige), Solveig Leinan-Hermo (Norge), Shadi Ali (Syria/ Sverige), Pablo Londono Sarria (Colombia/Sverige), Alina Pajula (Finland), Nadja Voorham (Holland/Sverige), Gerd Kaisa Vorren (Norge), Sebastian López-Lehto (Finland), Moa Westerlund (Sverige), Randi Simonsen (Norge), Odd Selnes (Norge), Ahmad Ziyadeh (Syria), Ahmed Takesh (Syria), Mohammad Khaled (Syria), Ahmed Ali (Sudan), Temesgen Gehbremariam (Eritrea) og Mahir Abdullrahman (Syria).
Translation: Gerd Kaisa Vorren
Produced by: LAVA-Dansproduktion
Supported by Svenska Postkodstiftelsen, Nordic Culture Fund and Stellaris DansTeater.