WORK IN PROGRESS


TO THE NORTH, 2017-


To the North is a coming of age story about Samaa and Iris, two girls who had to leave their home countries in 2015 to create a new life in Sweden. 

When the film starts both girls are eight years old. They both live in a trailer home at Möllstorps family campsite on Öland, now functioning as a refugee shelter. Samaa with her Syrian family, Iris with her Albanian family. Both of them with two younger ”annoying” brothers and both of them with a lot of questions about this new home country. This becomes the foundation of a strong friendship between them. But then the shelter suddenly closes and Samaa is moved to Gothenburg while Iris stays at Öland, giving them no choice but continuing life by themselves.

The film is expected to premiere in 2027.


TEAM

directed by Jasmijn Kooijman
Produced by Mónica Hernández Rejón, Pråmfilm


WITH THE SUPPORT OF

The Swedish Film Institute, The Swedish Arts Grants Commitee, Filmregion Sydost, Tempo Documentary Pitch (Film Stockholm, SVT)


The film has been pitched at Stockholm International Film Festival, M:brane Forum For Kids Content, FipaDoc & Tempo Documentary Festival. The project was developed during the DocForward workshop 2019-2020. The film has been presented at Nordisk Panorama 2023.