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Program 03  DREAMSCAPE


A tender portrait of a group of girls working at a nightclub and connected by similar life experiences. Bredahl gives a voice to the characters, whose stories might otherwise have gone undiscovered. The women portrayed, in their turn, show the courage to face the camera without a mask.
Michella Bredahl (b. 1988) is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her work focuses on transitions among certain groups of people and communities, capturing the vulnerability of her subjects. She is educated from the Danish Photography School (2011) and the National Filmschool of Denmark (2019)

Artist statement:

I like to take portraits of people, who carry their emotions closer to the surface. For me the camera is a powerful tool to bring justice and make the world a better place. My camera is my heart. I turn it towards people I love and people I feel deserve attention so they don’t go unnoticed in this life. Some people I have photographed never had their portrait taken before. It means a lot to me to make someone feel special and maybe less lonely for a moment. In all my portraits I feel I give apart of myself.

I like to work with young people because their emotions seem closer to the surface. In our society it feels more common to hide things, but I believe by sharing your inner self, the world becomes less lonely - and what is considered to be shameful can become powerful. It’s inconceivably brave to talk about the pain you carry. Telling the truth empowers people around you to change and grow.
When we tell the complete truth our inside travels to the outside. To have your inside exposed on the outside brings up incredible fear for most people, but change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. Without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be. The camera is a powerful tool to bring the truth to the surface and make the world a better place.

I’ve learned a lot about myself since making this film. I feel there is a new generation that exists.

(all short)
Månesyg (2017), Nature Sacrée (2018), Chassé (2019)