Editor - Göran Gester

2020 – ARICA

Film makers William Johansson Kalén and Lars Edman went to Arica in Chile in 2005. For 15 years they have followed the case where a Swedish mining giant, Boliden, is accused of having dumped 20000 tons of toxic waste in a poor neighbourhood in a Chilean desert town.

Adobe premiere.

Produced by Laika Film&television. World premiere at IDFA Frontline 2020

2020 – Situation Sverige

“Growing up to fast.” That is what Marco says about himself and other young immigrants falling into the traps of criminality. Sweden has a growing problem with drugs and violence in suburbs around the country. On his way out of criminality Marco not only confronts his family story but also the strong and sometimes racist reactions from his neighbourhood.

Adobe premiere.
By Mikael Wiström for SVT

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.

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

Produced by Mantarayfilm.  Funds from Swedish SVT,  Swedish Film Institute and others.

2016-2020 – EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

Several educational videos for Swedish high schools, most of them on historical issues.
Edited and directed by Göran Gester. Produced by Kunskapsmedia-Stockholm

2017 – Nationens Hjärta (Heart of a Nation)

Deputy mayor Ewa-Leena walks a tightrope when the refugee crisis hits the small Swedish municipality Ljusnarsberg in 2015-16. Businessman Jimmy wants to expand the profitable refugee housing while the locals increasingly voice the populist opinions of the Sweden democrats Party. A set of closely related characters among locals and refugees are at the centre of this documentary drama.
Directed by Mikael Wiström for SVT-Swedish Television

2016 – Dröm Dig Hem

Reality show for Swedish real estate portal Hemnet.se and TV4 about personal home projects, from compact living to a dream mansion.
AVID
Directed by Johan Skog. Produced by Storyfire.

2016 – Sopkriget (The waste war)

Current affairs about the waste from luxury restaurants. The City of Stockholm is supposed to handle it, but the restaurants outsource it to other operators. Is it legal? A war and a scandal is revealed.
By investigating journalist Andreas Rocksén.
Produced by Laikafilm for Uppdrag Granskning/Swedish Television-SVT.

2015 – The Art of Killing a Politician

The Art of Killing a Politician Sandra Torres – first woman to become president of Guatemala? A tenacious struggle for social reforms in a violent country. Slandered in the mass media for her social commitment. Her candidacy is declared invalid.
Produced and directed by Original Film / Ulf Hultberg & Åsa Faringer.
Coproduction with Swedish Film Institute and Dokument Utifrån-SVT

2014 – STORM IN THE ANDES

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. Funds from Swedish Film Insitute and SVT and others.

2010 – LAST CHAPTER (Adios Nicaragua) – Último Capítulo

A feature length documentary about guilt and blood-stained ideologies. A bomb explodes for the first time at a press-conference in the jungle between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, killing and wounding more than 20 journalists. Now, a long time after, Swedish journalist Peter Torbiörnsson tries to find the brains behind this act of terrorismand he finally has to face the truth that it was his former friends that caused so many devastated lives of his colleagues. A journey through a landscape of lost revolutions and vanished dreams.

2010 Best documentary – Seville European Film Festival
2011 Best documentary – Nordisk Panorama, Aarhus
2011 Best international documentary – DOCSDF, Mexico City

Written and directed by Peter Torbiörnsson. Coproduction EdenFilm, SVT, Estudi Playtime, TV3-Catalunya, funds from Swedish Film Institute

2009 – Imprescindibles – Two one hour biographical documentaries

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 TVE

2009 – Toxic Playground (Blybarnen) – 58′ – FinalCutPro

Documentary about the toxic waste from a Swedish mine company, Boliden, that was dumped in the 80’s in the town of Arica, northern Chile. It would cause a mayor health problem, especially for children living near by.

2009 New Nordic Talent – Nordisk Panorama
2009 Pärnu International Film Festival – Best Film on Man and Nature
2010 Prix de la Terre – Parisscience
2011 Le Grand Prix du FIGRA
2011 Prix Jury Jeunes FIGRA
2011 Prix EST-Lille

Directed by William Johansson and Lars Edman. Produced by Laikafilm.

2005 – THE LAST LACANDONES


Creative documentary filmed in 2001-2004, about the lacandones, the inhabitants of the disappering rain forest in southern Chiapas, Mexico.

By Peter Torbiörnsson/Vitögat Film&Television with funds Swedish Filminstitute and SVT, Swedish TV

1999 – STREET LOVE  – AVID

Drama-documentary for theatre release about a prostitute in Mexico City.
Directed by Åsa Faringer, produced by Ulf Hultberg

2003 Best Women Film Award —San Francisco International Film Festival

Orginalfilm, Zentropa/Triangelfilm

1994 – Talking to the enemy – Betacam SP

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

1989 – Exile  – Super 16mm-Steenbeck

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

1985 – On the Loose – 35′ – 35mm-Steenbeck

Medium length feature film for movie theatre release about, the pride of young industrial workers and the work ethic. Featuring the rock-group Europe, and Swedish veteran rock singer Jerry Williams.

Directed by Staffan Hildebrand. Funds from LO (National Trade Union)

1984 – G

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.
Directed by Staffan Hildebrand. Produced by SF, Svensk Filmindustri.

1982 Uppdrag Skomakarligan (Mission: The Shoemaker’s Gang)

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

The Golden Antenna Award: Best Swedish Freelance Production for TV