|Screenplay:||Håvard Bustnes , Lars K. Andersen|
|Photography:||Viggo Aleksandr Morais Knudsen|
|Production:||Faction Film, Coproductoras: Fridthjof Film (DK), EiE Film (I)|
|Producers:||Christian Falch, Håvard Bustnes, Jesper Jack, Paolo Pallavidino (coproductor)|
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77' / 2013 / Norway
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 8.43
Two raging grannies on their mobility scooters set out on a journey across the USA. They travel from Seattle to Wall Street on a quest to find out whether perpetual economic growth is possible.
Shirley (90) and Hinda (84) grew up during the great depression. They have always been engaged in social and political issues. In fact Shirley has been in jail around 12 times for her activism. The current financial crisis, the global warming and their worry about the grandchildren's future have made them question the common worldview that we need perpetual economic growth. This is the starting point for a journey coast to coast where they're looking for new answers.
This is a ﬁlm searching for new answers, but also a film about friendship, coming of age, illness and fear of death. Love from the family gives the ladies strength when they are close to giving up. They won’t ﬁnd a clear solution and simple responses, but looking for an answer is keeping them very much alive.
Gotenburg International Film Festival - Nominee for Dragon Awards, Best Nordic Documentary
Håvard Bustnes is a multi award winning director and producer. He holds a degree in Directing for Television from the College of Film and TV at Lillehammer, Norway. His two latest documentaries Health Factory and Big Johnhave traveled around the world on cinema, TV and in the festival circuit. The feature documentary Big John won the prestigious Norwegian Amanda Award as best theatrical documentary film. It was also awarded the Best Nordic Documentary Prize at Nordic Panorama. His films have been broadcast on NRK (Norway), TV2 (Norway), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), TV4 (Ireland), TVP (Poland), Aljazeera Documentary Chanel (Qatar) and NHK (Japan) and been screened at festivals in Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, USA, South-Korea, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and Denmark.
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