Screening Sunday, May 19, 10:45am.
Running time: 40 mins.
Directors John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson will be in attendance for a 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.Life Overtakes Me – trailer from Kristine Samuelson on Vimeo.