Save our Swedish railway stations!
In 2003 the Swedish government gave the Swedish Transport Board authority to decide which railway buildings were no longer needed. As a result, thousands of old buildings have now been demolished. Luckily however, a few others have escaped the bulldozers, thanks to private enthusiasts in local communities.
Who are we without our architectural heritage? What will we become without local historical knowledge?
Four Dreams and a Thousand Demolitions is a poetic documentary (28 mins.), featuring the individuals who have invested their money, passion and curiosity into saving and restoring beautiful old station buildings.
With this film we discuss the tragic decision to destroy a large number of historical buildings, some of which were designed by famous Swedish architects. We wish to raise awareness and encourage people to save our unique heritage before the last demolition is complete and irreversible.
This film is conceived, directed and produced by Peggy Eklöf, 29 media and Elzbieta Jasinska Brunnberg, Art Film Factory, and founder of Lund International Architecture Film Festival, www.archfilmlund.se. Swedish author Åsa Maria Kraft,published at the renowned Swedish publishing house Bonniers, has accepted to write a poetic narrative to the film. Lena Endre will read Åsa Maria Krafts poetic narrative.
This film project is entirely directed by women, running their own independent production entities, 29 media being a non-profit economic association.
Four Dreams and a Thousand Demolitions is due to premiere in 9 september 2014 at ArchFilmLund. The production is supported by Längmanska Stiftelsen, Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation and Film i Skåne.
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