Director and writer Loran Batti was chosen as one of three newly graduated directors to be awarded with the Swedish Film Institute’s Wild Card funding. He will receive funding of SEK 400,000 to develop his first feature length documentary G.
G is an artistic and thematic in-depth study of the director’s graduation film that depicts his hometown of Gottsunda. Born out of frustration over how and for whom the suburb is portrayed, the project glows with the film art’s opportunities to touch and understand both togetherness in exclusion, and the tragedies that afflict young people in the racialized class society that permeates Sweden today.
Gottsunda is today one of Sweden’s most vulnerable areas. But that has not always been the case. Director Loran Batti remembers what it was like to grow up in the town. At the same time, he struggles with the reality and the constant fear of having to bury a brother.
G is produced by Göran Hugo Olsson and Melissa Lindgren at Story.
November 17, 2021