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Land of the Free

by Camilla Magid International Documentary Film / Competition

South Central, Los Angeles. After 24 years of imprisonment, Brian is looking forward to a fresh start and a clean slate in a brave new world: he wants to explore the internet, get a driver’s license, find work and maybe even a girlfriend. The charismatic 42-year-old attends meetings of a self-help group of people looking to reintegrate into society every week: 18-year-old Juan, member of a notorious gang, is out on parole, but whether he will be able to leave the drug scene and his former friends behind he does not know quite yet himself – leaving his wife and new-born daughter in a state of uncertainty. Meanwhile, Cezanne has just been released from jail and tries to regain the confidence of her son Gianni. In spite of poverty, a dark past and a difficult future, these ex-prisoners are determined to build a new and dignified life in freedom. Danish filmmaker Camilla Magid accompanied the protagonists over a period of two years to create a film that is as touching as it is sensitive.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Denmark, Finland, 2017
  • Runtime: 92 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Camilla Magid
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  • Screenplay: Camilla Magid, Stine Fischer Christensen
  • Cinematography: Consuelo Althouse
  • Editor: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
  • Music: Manoj Ramdas
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  • Producers: Heidi Elise Christensen, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • Co-Producer: Elli Toivoniemi
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  • Production Companies: Final Cut for Real ApS, Tuffi Films
  • World Sales: DR Sales
  • www.finalcutforreal.dk/land-of-the-free/
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