Fighters is a film about upbringing, togetherness, and the difference one person can make. In the film, we follow the youth worker Berat, tasked with rescuing the youngster Mamo from a criminal network in Oslo. The two develop a close relationship that helps Mamo in a new direction. When Berat takes Mamo’s side in a police case, the police begin digging into Berat’s background as a youngster from a small town in the mountain area of Hallingdal. There they find conditions that they believe are incompatible with his position as a youth worker.
Jon Haukeland (born 1973) is an award-winning director known for his work with the hybrid genre within documentary film. His newest documentary Fighters (2022) is an independent sequel to What Young Men Do (2016). Haukeland’s ambition as a character director is to bring out a unique authenticity in his cast. Jon studied directing at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. He is the co-owner of the Medieoperatørene production company.
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DIRECTOR: Jon Haukeland
LANGUAGE: Norwegian, Albanian