Anders Wahlgren's two-part drama documentary provides an insight into how everyday people lived during the era when the great warship Vasa was constructed, almost four hundred years ago. We follow the fates of various people during trying times in the shadow of a war - which would later be called The Thirty Years' War. At the time, Stockholm was a small and dangerous capital, with barely fitteen thousand inhabitants. The Stockholm shipyard, run by Margareta Hybertsson, was the largest workplace in the city. It took more than three years to complete this comprehensive dramatization.
Anders Wahlgren's two-part drama documentary provides an insight into how everyday people lived during the era when the great warship Vasa was constructed, almost four hundred years ago. We follow the fates of various people during trying times in the shadow of a war - which would later be called The Thirty Years' War.
A book on the building and embellishment, the rigging and armaments of the Vasa, the Swedish warship that sank on her maiden voyage in Stockholm harbour in 1628. The book includes comparative studies of Danish, English and Dutch shipbuilding methods of the time.
Nordic Noir: The Documentary – The Rise of Scandi-Drama examines the popular fascination of Nordic crime fiction, TV drama and feature films.
Over four million Vietnamese died in what one side calls the American War and the other side calls the Vietnam War. A war so brutal, that it has been described as their 'own' Third World War by the Vietnamese. In this rare instance, it is those who lost the war that have almost exclusively written its history. Whilst countless stories have been told from the American point of view, most often reducing the Vietnamese to faceless shadows very little has been heard from the other side. The official Vietnamese line meanwhile continues to issue purely one dimensional propaganda. The Face of the Enemy is a unique documentary, in that it tells the story of the Vietnamese that fought in "The American" war, in their own words. In the film the veterans have the chance, often for the first time, to recall the experiences that transformed and changed their lives. A film that has inspired the filmmakers is Peter Davis' "Hearts and Minds" from 1975. A documentary, whose truth and relevance has been merely re-strengthened with the passage of time. The title of that film refers to a speech given by Lyndon B. Johnson in which he proclaimed the escalation of the American involvement in the Vietnam War. English subtitles hard coded to the film