During one afternoon at Bio Abelli, we have a unique opportunity to meet filmmakers who talk about their ongoing and unfinished film projects. This year we take a closer look at the documentaries The Smoke Would Blow Against the Russian and Five Minutes to Twelve.
Five minutes to twelve is about the double murders in Härnösand in 1989, which led to escalated racist violence. Omer loses his two best friends Samson and Sara. One murdered by the other. We meet the key people from this time and tell the story of the event 30 years ago which is still an open wound in Härnösand.
The smoke would blow against the Russians is a story about Rönnskärsverken in Skelleftehamn which has created work and prosperity but which also demanded its victims and damaged the environment in its surroundings. The Rönnskär chimney was completed in 1928 and at that time a slogan was in vogue: “The chimney is the thing, that smoke towards Russia brings”.