Allowed 59 minutes 2015 6.9

The documentary Förvaret depicts a world that most people did not know existed. In the Migration Agency’s closed holding facility in Flen, asylum-seeking people live while waiting for deportation or ruling on their cases. They do not know how long they will be locked up, and many fear for their lives and the lives of their families if they are sent back to the countries from which they fled. Documentary filmmakers Anna Persson and Shaon Chakraborty have been working on the film for several years. For six months before the shooting started, they visited the facility regularly to get to know the staff and the people being held there. The result is a gripping film about people trapped in limbo, waiting for a decision that means everything. The film was awarded a Guldbagge for best documentary film 2016.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Documentary
Genre: Society
Director: Shaon Chakraborty, Anna Persson
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish