They don't make too much of a fuss. The sick. What do they do during the days - this large collective of sick people in Sweden? Never before have so many been ill for so long. Of stress damaged brains and bodies.
A short documentary film about illness. About the shame. About a struggle in solitude. But also a dream of togetherness. Based on social media posts, notes and interviews with women who have become chronically ill due to exhaustion.
I read an article about Karin, one of the participant in the shortfilm. She had been working as a social worker in Gothenburg but became ill due to stress at her workplace. She had been ill for seven years. Now she was to start a new work at a cemetery. I became interested in this strange situation where so many thousands of people in Sweden lie at home sick in their beds. For several years. Dealing with a heavy serious illness alone. Everything that happens behind the house facades. Which is not visible. I asked Karin if she wanted to help me make a documentary film about the disease and her experiences.
Här var det stopp
Kort dokumentär, alterfiktion, om vår tids stora sjuka. Aldrig tidigare har så många varit sjuka så länge. Av stress skadade hjärnor och kroppar. En kortfilm baserat på anteckningar, meddelanden, inlägg i grupper på sociala medier och intervjuer med kvinnor som blivit långtidssjuka.
POESIVIDEO. Trailer. Visas på Hammarkullens spårvagnshållplats 20 februari - 14 april 2024.
Rasmus Ohlander och Sebastian Sandberg. Composing the soundtrack for No further / Här var det stopp.
BONING Steneby konsthall april 2022.
KAPELL, VÄRMLAND 25 min. Visas på Frölunda kulturhus, Göteborg, december 2021 - februari 2022. Vilhelmina juli 2022 och i Dorotea våren 2023.
MEDDELANDE Kort poesifilm.