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Program Section: European Panorama Documentary | Documentary Film | Austrian Premiere

Languages: Swedish/ English with English subtitles

“Let’s smash patriarchy!” shouts the Swedish rapper Silvana Imam to her audience. Her raps are raw and autobiographically influenced, often revolving around sexual identity. Having come to Sweden as a child – Syrian father, Lithuanian mother – she addresses her background as an immigrant as well as the socio-political state of Sweden. The documentary portrait begins in 2014, the year of her musical breakthrough, accompanies her rapid rise as a lesbian, feminist and anti-racist “punk rapper” with no inhibitions about speaking her mind, but also the course of her relationship with the Swedish pop artist Beatrice Eli.

SILVANA is a political music documentary that appeals not only to dedicated fans. A strong film about a courageous protagonist, who fights for a better world with her powerful music.

The film is presented during the festival opening on 25 April with the protagonist Silvana Imam present, who will perform a live concert on the opening evening, starting at 11 pm in the OK Deck (admission free).

Eröffnungsfilme / Opening Films 2018

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis

Sweden 2017
90 minutes
Swedish / English

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis
Charlotte Landelius
Mira Falk, Brian Dyrby
Therese Helgesson
Silvana Imam, Beatrice Eli
Stina Gardell, Anna Weitz


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MOVIE 2, 25.04.2018 // 20:30
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