Kiruna Rymdvägen / Kiruna The Spaceroad

Kiruna Rymdvägen, 52 min (2013)

(Kiruna Space Road)
Director, edit, script: Lisleotte Wjastedt
Producer: Anna G Magúsdóttir LittleBig Production
In co-production with: Filmpool Nord, Sirel Peensaar och Sveriges Telivision AB, Eva Sandelin
With support of: Svenska Filminstitutet Tove Torbiörnsson

Kiruna – Rymdvägen is a documentary film project in collaboration with Littlebig Productions, Filmpool Nord, SVT, SFI and Norrlands läns landsting.

“Almost all my childhood memories are from this area, especially along Bromsgatan.
I do remember the daily routines. Every morning at five, my father got up and joined the current of workers on their way to the underground. Two hours later we children got up and formed our own current on the way to The Company School. Every night the houses shuddered from the explosions below. ”
The story is told on two levels, the documentary level of what goes on today which ends when the houses are being torn down. The animated part is about the memories of childhood in the area. The spreading cracks on the surface go through the story as a heartbeat.

It is not allowed to show the film publicly. Rights should apply for LittleBig productions.

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The Fire


10 min

A part of the feature documentary film project KIRUNA ORTDRIVAREN

One day in June 2016 it began to burn in the mine in Kiruna. My partner is working at the bottom of the mine and can not get up. His teams have been evacuated to a collection point. If the situation worsens they should seek shelter in the rescue chambers, there are no such deployment in the mine but they can only accommodate eight people each.
During the day I sit glued to my computer where the news update mode. I have contact with my partner over the phone. I experience a heart-stopping thriller.
Emergency services can not get down to put the fire out before it is too much smoke in the aisle


Filmen hade premiär på Göteborgs filmfestival 2017

Det brinner i gruvan i Kiruna! Filmaren Liselotte Wajstedt sitter som klistrad framför datorn och uppdaterar maniskt hjälpcenters sida. Hennes pojkvän är nere i den rökfyllda delen av gruvan och arbetar. Gastkramande och nervkittlande med en till synes oändlig åkning ner i de vindlande gruvgångarna.

– Maja Kekonius

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