Life Overtakes Me

Life Overtakes Me

A FILM BY: Kristine Samuelson, John Haptas

***Directors Kristine Samuelson and John Haptas in attendance for a post-film Q&A***

Over the past fifteen years, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have become afflicted into Resignation Syndrome, withdrawing from the world into 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.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: Sweden
Language: English
Run Time: 40 mins
Format: DCP