Life Overtakes Me

Screening Sunday, May 19, 10:45am.

Running time: 40 mins.

Directors John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson will be in attendance for a Q&A.


Over the past fifteen years, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have become afflicted into Resignation Syndrome, withdrawing from the world into a coma-like state for months, or even years. The families of these children have been subjected to severe trauma in their home countries, followed by the anxiety of a lengthy asylum process and an uncertain future. Intercut with sweeping Swedish landscapes, Life Overtakes Me follows three families for over a year. Viewers are immersed in their lives as the anguished parents struggle to care for their sick children.

Life Overtakes Me – trailer from Kristine Samuelson on Vimeo.

May 1-7, 2020 at the Music Box Theatre

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