Tempo Documentary Festival announced the showtimes of “The Children of Camp Ashraf”. The website of the festival also has updated its description of the film.
Tempo, the Sweden’s largest documentary festival is the second film festival to show the new documentary directed by Sara Moien, which is based on the experience of four children of the Mujahedin Khalq (MEK), now Swedish citizens, who were smuggled from Iraq to Europe and North America in 1991.
This is the festival’s description on the Children of Camp Ashraf:
A shaking portrayal of the children who were sent to Sweden in the 90s to become the next generation of warriors within the opposition group People’s Mujahedin.
Amir, Parwin, Hanif, and Atefeh are some of the hundreds of children smuggled to Sweden so that their parents could wholeheartedly devote themselves to the political struggle. Thousands of children were shipped from the movement’s military base in Iraq to sympathizers in Europe. Interviews and archival material depict the painful family separations and how the traumas of childhood still leave marks on adult life.
After the screenings March 6 there will be a Q&A session.
The showtimes of Branen Fran Camp Ashraf (Children of Camp Ashraf) will be on Wednesday 6 March, at 18.00, at Mangkulturellt Centrum, Stockholm and on Thursday 7 March, at 20.15, Victorai 2, Stockholm.
Since its founding in 1998, Tempo has showcased hundreds of documentaries from around the world, presenting documentary works in the forms of audio, photography, performing arts, and experimental art. Tempo organizers believe that the documentary expression has a strong, inherent potential to serve as a unifying force in society. Documentary storytelling touches and facilitates conversations about complex issues in an intimate, reflective, and profound manner.
Sara Moien’s documentary was first released in Goteborg film Festival at 4 showtimes from January 31st to February 3rd. While the film was welcomed by the audience, the MEK agents tried to make the atmosphere of the cinemas tense obstructing the Q & A session which was held after the premiere.