All societies are based on the idea of a social contract: if we work hard, treat others with respect and play by the rules – we will be rewarded. However, there are the rule breakers – those who make use of tax havens and reap profits without paying back to society. Breaking Social looks at global patterns of kleptocracy and extractivism such are an assassinated investigative journalist in Malta or a river without water in Chile. When people reach a tipping point, they start to organize and protest. We will see those already fighting on the frontlines of social uprisings across the world. Breaking Social explores the possibilities of overcoming injustice and corruption.
Fredrik Gertten, an award-winning Swedish director, was born in 1956. in Malmö, Sweden. He is famous for local stories with a global impact, with films like Push (2019), Jozi Gold (2019), Bikes vs. Cars (2015), Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011) and Bananas!* (2009). He is the founder of the production company WG Film, where he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer. In 2017, Fredrik was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society for his work as a documentary filmmaker. He is also a co-host of the podcast Pushback Talks.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival
BREAKING SOCIAL (doc.)
DIRECTOR: Fredrik Gertten
COUNTRY: Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Finland
LANGUAGE: English, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish
PRODUCTION: WG Film AB
Produkcija: WG Film AB