Bedtime Stories from the Axis of Evil

Direction
Year 
2011
Country
  • Denmark
Duration
28min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

They also tell their children bedtime stories in Iran, Iraq and North Korea - or in the "Axis of Evil", as the former American president, with a fittingly adventurous rhetoric, preferred to name the three countries. Three countries, which are all (or have all been) governed by a hard and authoritarian regime, but also three highly different countries with different cultural narratives. And when the twilight has once again set in on Baghdad, Teheran and Pyongyang, it is time to tell a story. For how does one tell children the difference between good and evil, when reality outside the front door seems to have given up making a difference? The stories focus on power and morality, but are told in an allegorical tone, which can be understood by both young and old all over the world. In the meantime, the camera floats around in the dark between buildings, which upon closer inspection turn out to be small architectural masterpieces. An original and inventive film with something on its mind and plenty to tell.

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Details

  • Original title
    Bedtime Stories from the Axis of Evil
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Adam Philp
  • Editing
    Esra Geelmuyden Pertan
  • Sound
    Peter Albrechtsen
  • Duration
    28 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2011
  • Country
    • Denmark
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs 2012. CPH: DOX 2011. One World Int’l Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Bucharest, Romania 2012.

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