Film festival: Diamond People by Sara Jordenö
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Umeå European Film Festival guests Bildmuseet! Screening of Diamantfolket [Diamond People], Sara Jordenö's documentary from 2016 on how her childhood village Robertsfors changed with the closing of the diamond factory. Introduction by Anders Jansson, director of Skellefteå museum. Film and introduction language: Swedish. Free admission.
Robertsfors 2015, the diamond factory shuts down. Which means that the community’s largest workplace closes. What happens to people and the place when such a big social change occurs? In this documentary, people in Robertsfors tell us about their lives, what happened to the community, the sense of confidence and identity when the diamond factory was closed.. Sara Jordenö has earlier received recognition for her celebrated documentary Kiki. Now she depicts in a profound way how her birthplace changed with the closing of the diamond factory.
2010/2011 Bildmuseet showed Sara Jordenös first large solo exhibition, Diamond People – Instructions for a Film, the beginning of her long standing projekt about the diamond factory in Robertsfors and an inquiry into the processes of documentary writing and artistic practice informed by anthropological fieldwork. Jordenö also received recognition for her celebrated film Kiki, a documentary about the LGBTQ scene in New York.
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