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SILVANA

SILVANA

"Let's smash patriarchy!" Swedish hip-hop artist Silvana Imam shouts through a megaphone, and hundreds of hands shoot into the air. Her raw raps are autobiographical and strongly focused around sexual identity, politics and her own immigrant background – her father is from Syria, her mother from Lithuania. Silvana arrived in Sweden at an early age, and the documentary contains video footage of her as a child. She describes herself as a lesbian, feminist and anti-racist punk rapper, and calls Sweden a disgusting country: a conservative nation bursting with xenophobia. (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam)

Mika Gustafson, 
Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis

Mika Gustafson (born 1988), Olivia Kastebring (born 1987) and Christina Tsiobanelis (born 1987) met studying film at Fridhem Folkhögskola and have formed
a trio that enables them to work with their own innovative style. Previously, they have directed short films and music videos. “Silvana” is their feature debut.

Film Selection: Silvana (2017, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2018

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis

Sweden 2017
DCP / color
91 minutes
Swedish / English
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis
Editing
Charlotte Landelius
Sound
Mira Falk, Brian Dyrby
Music
Therese Helgesson
Cast
Silvana Imam, Beatrice Eli
Producers
Stina Gardell, Anna Weitz

Trailer

Production

Mantaray Film
World Sales

Rise And Shine

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere