Holland Doc 24



Holland Doc 24

The ninth edition of Breaking Ground meets Holland Doc presented the documentary by Aslak Danbolt Spokelset Martin (Martin - the Ghost) which evolves around the 28 year-old Martin Halse who became seriously handicapped after a car accident. He sustained severe brain damage, so he can not move or talk. He lives in a nursing home where he is 24 hours a day a 100 percent dependent on others.

An interview with the director:

Where do you get your inspiration?

"I am inspired by life and often by small and personal things. These things do not seem to matter to the outside world, but in turn can be very, very important to individuals. Arthouse films, music, literature and paintings inspire me, too. And the best ideas I often get when I walk my dog ​​through the woods.”

What is for you, in making a documentary, the most important?

"What I find most important is to reach and touch an audience: bringing up emotions and fascinating them by telling my story.”

Martin - The Ghost was your graduation film. What has happened since then?

"The short documentary about Martin was my graduation film for my bachelor degree. I am now in the first year of my Masters at the Lillehammer University College. After the IDFA, Martin - The Ghost screened at several other film festivals around the world. The film was bought by Norwegian television for six programs in a period of four years. The documentary was also selected by "People in Need - One World in Schools program." This is an educational program that reaches more than 2,700 schools in the Czech Republic.

Besides, I got the chance in February to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus, which was amazing and very inspiring!”

Can you tell us something about the project you're doing now?

"I am working on a film about the famous Norwegian priest Borre Knudsen. He was the foreman in the fight against abortion and became one of the most hated people in Norway, after attacking a number of abortion clinics. He sees himself as a terrorist. This film is about religious fanaticism. Today Knudsen lives with his wife in a small village and he must accept the consequences of his actions that did not only hurt himself but also his loved ones."





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