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.