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RECONSTRUCTING UTØYA

On 22 July 2011, a bomb exploded outside the government buildings in central Oslo. The perpetrator was a Norwegian far-right terrorist.

After the bombing, he went to the island of Utøya, just outside Oslo, where the Labour Party’s youth league was holding its summer camp.

Disguised as a police officer, he murdered 69 people, mostly teenagers, in the course of 72 minutes. 56 of them were executed with a bullet to the head. 

How can we understand?

Six years after the terrorist attack, four survivors from Utøya meet in northern Norway to remember and share their experiences of what happened.
  
They are joined by twelve young Norwegians who want to help and understand. A psychologist is involved throughout the entire project.

Together, in a film studio, they reconstruct the survivors’ memories of what happened on Utøya. The survivors tell their story for their own sake, but also for ours. For the present, but also for the future.  
This film documents that process.

Facts
Original titel: 
Reconstructing Utøya
Year of production: 
2018
Genre: 
Documentary Film
Cast: 
Rakel Mortensdatter Bikeli, Mohammed Saleh, Jenny Andersen, Torje Hanssen
Director: 
Carl Javér
Script Writer: 
Carl Javér, Fredrik Lange
Producer: 
Fredrik Lange
Co-producer: 
John Arvid Berger, Kjetil Jensberg, Svein Andersen, Helle Faber, Ami Ekström
Cinematographer: 
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor: 
Carl Javér, Peter Winter
Sound: 
Rune Hansen
Music: 
Kjetil Schjander Luhr
In co-production with: 
Vilda Bomben Film AB, Polarfox AS, Filmcamp AS, Made in Copenhagen ApS, Film i Väst AB
Contact
Festival distribution: 
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International sales: 
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US distribution: 
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All other queries: 
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