Private Project

Stockholm Agreement

A story about the world's perhaps strangest peace talks. The war has turned Yemen into the greatest humanitarian catastrophe on earth. Five million children risk starvation. The warring parties are taken to Sweden for UN-led negotiations. Everyone hopes that this is the first step towards peace. But chaos surfaces.


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The war has turned Yemen into one of the greatest disasters on earth. Something has to be done. The United Nations asks Sweden for help. And two delegations from Yemen arrive to the castle outside Stockholm, and begin to negotiate for peace.

The world media is also present, as is journalist Manal Alwesabi. She is from Hodeida, a port city at the center of the fighting.

A short documentary about a historical week with UN-led peace talks on Yemen, and an agreement that was said to be the beginning of the end of the war.

  • Tanja Holm
  • Aleksandra Sende
  • Tove Lindblom
  • Erasmus John Talbot
    Music & Sound Mix
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Stockholm Agreement /Stockholmsavtalet
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    Arabic, English, Swedish
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Stockholm University of the Arts
  • Tempo Documentary Festival
    March 11, 2022
    Swedish premiere
    New Doc
  • The Norwegian International Film Festival
    August 24, 2022
    Nordic premiere
    Next Nordic Generation
  • Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival
    Tolpuddle, England
    United Kingdom
    July 16, 2022
    UK Premiere
    Small Axe Award
  • Arab Film Festival (hosted by the Arab American National Museum)
    Dearborn, Michigan
    United States
    August 12, 2022
    U.S. Premiere
  • Movies On War
    November 19, 2022
  • Portugal International Film Festival
    March 31, 2023
  • Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival
    November 6, 2022
Director Biography - Tanja Holm

Tanja Holm was born in Kosovo 1981. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Stockholm University of the Arts, where she also studied documentary cinematography.
For five years she lived in Yemen and wrote the book Yemen is good!
She directs documentaries and animations, among other themes about the war in Yemen. Her work has been screened at festivals and galleries both in Sweden and abroad.

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