2020 NINOSCA – The Woman and the Emigrant’s Song. Feature length documentary

For 40 years, Peter Torbiörnsson has been filming life in San Fernando/Nicaragua. What began as a portrait of a village became the story of Ninosca and her struggle for independence in the machismo culture of Central America. Ninosca breaks from her abusive husband and escapes to Europe with only one goal in mind: save money and come back to her children to start a new life. A story of true friendship and homage to all resilient and fearless women fighting for justice.

award, prize Best documentary – Tempo Filmfestival, 2020 – Stockholm
Best documentary – West Lake Int’l Documentary Festival – China

Shared job with Ivan Blanco, Jan van Bilsen, Peter Östlund a.o. Produced by Mantarayfilm.  Funds from Swedish SVT,  Swedish Film Institute and others.

2018 PRICE OF LIFE Feature length documentary

About famous Swedish writer Sara Lidman and her trip to South Africa during the 60’s, a period that highly characterized her permanently in a personal, political and literary way.

Based on the notes from her diary and personal letters, we follow her from Missenträsk, Sweden, to Johannesburg. During this period, she writes the broadly discussed novel titled “Me and my son”, that takes place in Johannesburg, where apartheid rules, under which regime she becomes a victim. Sara was a modern woman ahead of her time.

Written and directed by Åsa Faringer, produced by Originalfilm AB.  Funds from SVT and others

2014 Storm in the Andes Feature length documentary

Josefin grew up in Sweden with a family myth about how her Peruvian aunt Augusta died in armed struggle for the poor. Augusta and her husband Abimael Guzman created the communist movement Sendero Luminoso and initiated a war that lasted twenty years. In Storm in the Andes Josefin travels to Peru to find out the truth. There she meets Flor who was born into the war. It changes her life forever.

Written and directed by Mikael Wiström. Shared job with Ivan Blanco who shot a bigger part. Funds from Swedish Film Institute and SVT and others

Rokia Traoré in Bamako, Mali

2008-12 Voice of a new generation

Documentary about Mali singer Rokia Traore.
Written, directed and produced by Laurens Grant.

 

2012 Dance my heart out One hour dancefilm

World famous Swedish choreographer Mats Ek decides to produce his own ballet “Apartment” with a young dance company in Cuba. He does not want to charge for his work, as he thinks it’s time to pay back for everything that the dance world has given him. But language confusions, injuries and a very small budget put obstacles in the way. Dance my heart out is a film about striving for perfection and to express something universal with your body as instrument.
A film by Susanna Edwards. SVT K-special

2010 Imprescindibles Biographical series. 

One about Spanish script writer Rafael Azcona and the other about Catalonian writer Josep Pla.

Written and directed by Fernando Olmeda. Produced by Notro Television for Spanish TVE 

Imagen Final. Final Image.

2008 Final Image feature lenght documentary

A Swedish-Argentinean cameraman named Leonardo Henrichsen films his own murder. 33 years later a Chilean journalist searches through the events that lead to Leonardo´s death and discovers the identity of the man who shot him.

2010 The Aljazeera Golden Award – Aljazeera Intl Documentary Film Festival
2010 Special Mention – DOCSDF, Mexico City
2010 Best Documentary – Tiburon International Film Festival

Written and directed by Andres Habegger, produced by Habitacion 1520 (Argentina), Aplaplac (Chile) and WG-films (Sweden)

2006-2019 – The Return of Elder PingreeMEMOIR OF A DEPARTED MORMON

Documentary that follows lapsed Mormon Geoff Pingree as he retraces the steps he took twenty-five years earlier in Guatemala as devout missionary ‘Elder Pingree’. Recreating Elder Pingree’s world from the late 1970s and early 1980s, the documentary moves from jungle village to coastal town to national capital, recounting the dramatic events, emotional highs and lows, and strict behavioral boundaries that defined his missionary experience. Elder Pingree walked hundreds of miles, visited scores of families, and eventually baptized into the Church roughly a hundred Guatemalans.

Grand Jury Prize
Lonely Seal Int’l film, Screenplay and Music Festival 2019
Also selected and awarded at several filmfestivals

Produced, directed, and written by Geoff Pingree, with financial support from The Writers’ Bloc and from The Documentary Production Initiative at Oberlin College

2005 La Crisis del Sector 11′ HDcam

Shortfilm about strange things happening in a multi movie theatre in Madrid.
Directed by Ignacio Guarderas Merlo. Produced by Conjura Producciones.

2004 Hijos de un mismo dios 52′ Betacam SP

Documentary about the religious situation in Spain.
Produced by Argonauta Producciones, Madrid for Documentos TV, TVE (Spanish TV)

2002 Che Argentina 5 x 15′ Betacam SP

Five pieces about different young people in Argentina touching topics such as street artists, tango, disappeard persons in the last dictatorship, soccer and gaucho life. The series is part of a Spanish language course for educational television.
Produced by Göran Gester Films for Utbildningsradion, Swedish TV

2001 The Last Lacandones 1h super 16mm

Creative documentary released in 2005, about the lacandones, the inhabitants of the disappering rain forest in southern Chiapas, Mexico.
Shared job with Georg Götamark and Jan Roed.
By Peter Torbiörnsson/Vitögat Film&Television with funds Swedish Filminstitute and SVT, Swedish TV

2001 Arregui. La Noticia del Día 1h30′ Digital Betacam

Feature film for theatre release in 35mm with Enrique Pinti and Carmen Maura.

Directed and written by María Victoria Menis,
DP by Marcelo Iaccarino.
Produced by TodoCine/Luis Fernandez, Buenos Aires

ESMA

2001 Argentina’s Dirty War

TV-documentary, part of the series “Turning Points of History “, about ex-prisoners from the famous concentration camp “ESMA” during the Argentine military dictatorship.
By Nadine Pequeneza, History Television, Canada

2001 The Labyrinth of Truth 1h15′ Digital Betacam

Creative documentary about peace and reconciliation in post war Nicaragua.
Director of Photography, cameraman and editor.
Directed and produced by Nitza Kakoseos, Electramedia-Kakoseos Productions Sweden, funds from Swedish TV among others.

San Fernando, Ocotal, Nicaragua

2001 The Lovers of San Fernando 1h30′ super 16mm

Feature length documentary, for theatre release in 35mm. A family drama in a small village in northern Nicaragua. The film begins in wartime during the 80’s and ends New Years Eve 2000.

Best Direction, One World Film Festival (Human Rights Festival), Prague 2001
Certificate of merit/Society & Culture at San Fransisco Filmfestival

By Peter Torbiörnsson / Götafilm, Sweden

1999 Tributo a Borges

Documentary about famous Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, filmed in Buenos Aires, New York, Madrid y Geneva. Conducted by Argentine writer Patricio Lóizaga.
Directed by Vanessa Ragone. Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación./Argentine sub-ministry of culture.

Making of "La Nube" by Pino Solanas

1998 Making of “La Nube”

Behind the scenes of the movie “La Nube” by argentine director Fernando “Pino” Solanas.
Cinesur /Les Images du Sud.

1998 Monsieur Priebke, un nazi en Argentine

Documentary about an ex nazi (SS) Erich Priebke “the good neighbour” who was hidden for years in Bariloche/Patagonia
Directed by Graciela Barrault and Cécile Patingre. Produced by Sombrero Films, France

Hielos continentales, Patagonia. On the disputed border between Chile and Argentina

1998 The Ice Fields

A two week expedition in the sub antartic area, in the very south of the Patagonia, where a border conflict between Argentina and Chile still exists.
Telefe-noticias, Canal 11/Buenos Aires

1997 Disappeared: Dagmar Hagelin

A father, Swedish citizen, tells the story about his daughter who disappeared during the military dictatorship in Argentina 1977.
Directed by Peter Torbiörnssom, funds from TV4/Sweden.

1997 “La participación comunitaria” and “Cómo armar un proyecto comunitario” 12 x 15 min
Series of 12 educational videos for the Argentine National Program of Empowering the Civil Society (Programa de Fortalecimiento de la Sociedad Civil.)
Written by David Burin. Directed by Göran Gester and Laura Suárez
Secretaría de Desarrollo Social de la Nación / Argentine sub-ministry of Social Development

1996-2002 La Televisión y yo (Television and I)

Documentary by Andres Di Tella Using television as a symbolic and unifying device, the film deals with the growth of di Tella and his family as it parallels the growth of Argentina as a nation.
Produced by CineOjo-Buenos Aires, funds from Fundación Atorcha, Argentina

Ricardo Piglia, Buenos Aries, Argentina

1995 Macedonio Fernandez

Documentary about the Argentine writer that so much influenced on Jorge Luis Borges.
Directed by Andres Di Tella, conducted and written by Ricardo Piglia.
Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación. / Argentine sub-ministry of culture.

"La Trochita" Ingeniero Jacobacci, Patagonia, Argentina

1994 Los Ferro

Documentary about three generations in Ingeniero Jacobacci Village in Patagonia, where the railway industry has always been the cornerstone of life, and it’s sudden disappearance as in many parts of Argentina.
Directed by Fabian Hofman. Foundation Antorchas. / Channel 13-Buenos Aires

1994 Talking to the Enemy

Award winning documentary about a multi millionaire businessman who was kidnapped by Salvadoran guerillas during the war. The film shows how the peace agreement in El Salvador made possible the reconciliation between old enemies.

1995 The Grand Coral Prize — Best Foreign Film-Havana International Film Festival
1995 Gold Award — Chicago International Film Festival
1995 Gold Award — Bahía International Film Festival
1996 Finalist Award — The New York Festivals

by Nitza Kakoseos, ELECTRA MEDIA-Kakoseos Productions with funds from SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE

Buenos Aires, Argentina

1990 Tango, Taube and Argentina

Music-documentary about singer Sven-Bertil Taube following the footsteps of his father Evert Taube, the Swedish national poet and songwriter who lived in Argentina in early 1900. With Argentine tango stars Adriana Varela and Néstor Marconi among others.
Directed by Leif Hedman / SVT – Swedish Filminstitute

1989 Exile – a mother’s experience

Two feature length documentaries for movie theatre distribution and TV, about a sister who is a guerilla fighter in El Salvador, and her family in exile in Sweden.
Directed by Mikael Wiström. Swedish Filminstitute / SVT- Kanal 1 Dokumentär.

1989 Best Documentary of the year-Expressen, main Swedish eveningpaper

1987 Reyno

Documentary by Peter Torbiörnsson about a poor Nicaraguan village boy in a war zone.
Shared job with Ulf Simonsson. Produced by Filmstallet. Funds from the Swedish Filminstitute

1988 The Crocodile Prize – Children´s film jury award, Moscow Film Festival
1988 Best Film for Children and Youth – Filmögat, Sweden
1988 Best Film for Children -the Swedish Film Institute

1984 G-filmen

Feature-movie in 35mm about hashish, love and rock music. The film was panned by critics, but the young audience loved it. It became a cult movie.
Shared job with Lennart Peters and Lil Trulsson.
Directed by Staffan Hildebrand.
Produced by Filmslussen – Anders Birkeland for Svensk Filmindustri, SF 

Documentary about a anti-drug police force and the capture of a hi-level heroin smuggling organization.
Directed by Staffan Hildebrand. TV2/SWEDEN, Filmslussen

award, prize The Golden Antenna: Best Freelance Production for TV

 

1981 Veckan då Roger dödades (The Week when Roger was killed)

Fiction about a real case of street-violence among youngsters in Stockholm. The so called “punkmordet” (the punk-killing).
Directed by Staffan Hildebrand. Svensk Filmindustri, SF / Filmslussen

Best youth-film, Barnens Bio Kontrast