Life Overtakes Me

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Life Overtakes Me
REFUGEE CHILDREN AND TRAUMA
40 minutes  

Over the past fifteen years, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have withdrawn into Resignation Syndrome, a sort of "willed death,” remaining in a coma-like state for months, or even years. The families of these children have been subjected to severe trauma in their home countries, followed by the anxiety of a lengthy asylum process and an uncertain future.

Intercut with sweeping Swedish landscapes, Life Overtakes Me follows three families for over a year. Viewers are immersed in their lives as the anguished parents struggle to care for their sick children.

Premiere, 2019: SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

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