By the Power Plant

The steaming cooling towers of coal power plants are both beautiful and frightening. They are everywhere on our planet, but the people living in their shadows we rarely get to meet. In this film they tell us about the most important things in their lives, about what is closest to their hearts. Shot in front of these massive symbols for the big question of our times, the testimonies create a subtle and moving drama.

  • Per Wichmann
  • Per Wichmann
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Röster om vår tid
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    9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 16, 2020
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    English, German, Modern Greek (1453-), Polish
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  • Tempo Dokumentärfestival
    March 7, 2020
    World premiere
    Tempo Short Award
Director Biography - Per Wichmann

Pelle Wichmann (b. 1948, Stockholm) is a documentary filmmaker and a photographer, based in the small town Nyköping south of Stockholm. Among his films are TAIL COATS AND PIGS, depicting the brutal initiation rites at a number of high schools in Sweden. After the film was screened on national television these initiation rites more or less stopped throughout the country. The film MERMAIDS is an underwater film where large women float in a clear lake, while violin music and singing accompany the movements of their bodies.

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