Two Raging Grannies Directed
Håvard Bustnes Norway / 2013 / 77 minutes
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A combination of curiosity and frustration with the status quo drives Shirley and Hinda, two gutsy, nearly 90-year-old American women, to seek answers to the burning question on everyone’s mind: How do we get out of this economic mess? In this touching and thought-provoking documentary they challenge the idea that we must continue to shop, consume, amass, and keep the economy growing. Armed with courage, humor, a long friendship and a zest for life, Shirley and Hinda take to cities and towns across the US to engage everyone from the recently homeless to economy students, to growth economists and Wall Street tycoons, questioning the sustainability of continued economic growth, and demonstrating that it is never – ever – too late to get out and make a difference.
BIO: 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 John have 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.
Cast/Featuring: Shirley and Hinda
Producer(s): Christian Falch, Havard Bustnes
Director(s): Håvard Bustnes
Screenwriter(s): Håvard Bustnes in cooperation with Lars K. Andersen
Cinematographer(s): Viggo Knudsen
Editor(s): Anders Teigen
Courtesy of: Film Transit International (World Sales)
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