Life Overtakes Me

A NETFLIX Original Documentary                         

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Life Overtakes Me
REFUGEE CHILDREN AND TRAUMA
40 minutes  

Over the past fifteen years, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have withdrawn into Resignation Syndrome, a sort of "willed death,” remaining in a coma-like state for months, or even years.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.

Sundance Film Festival
          Premiere

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
          Audience Award, BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

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