Two Raging Grannies
13. November 2013

November is the month of surprise. 
Every year the distributer DOXBIO leave a slot open for the best documentaryfilm we find for theatrical release – The network consist of a minimum of 44 cinemas across Denmark.

Last year the DOXBIO surprise was SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN – This year we have the honor to present the world premiere of the much anticipated TWO RAGING GRANNIES by Håvard Bustnes.

A combination of curiosity and frustration with the status quo drives two gutsy, nearly 90-year-old American women, to seek answers to the burning question on everyones mind: How do we get out of this economic mess? Raging Grannies is a touching and thought-provoking documentary that challenges 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 university 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.

Shirley
Shirley Morrison (90 years) had been an active member of Raging Grannies for about 10 years when the organization reached Seattle. Raging Grannies is an activist organization that endeavours to raise awareness about issues regarding peace and the environment, amongst other things. Shirley has been arrested several times as a result of her actions with regards this organization. Raging Grannies is, however, not an issue in this film – Shirley and Hinda act on behalf of themselves only. Before she retired, Shirley worked as a pre-school teacher at a kindergarten. She has also done some work in the theatre business. Shirley has five children, seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She is divorced, and her ex-husband died some years back. She used to be a conservative, but after her divorce she was free to express her liberal left-wing beliefs

Hinda
Hinda Kipnis (born 1929): Hinda was born in Chicago during the Great Depression to old, poor immigrants from Russia. Her parents were garment sweatshop workers who were jailed for their participation in the union struggle. When she was a year old, her family moved to New York City. Nine years and nine moves later, they settled in a small apartment in the Bronx. After she graduated from Brooklyn College, she left home to live in Manhattan where she was active in tenant’s rights. Fifteen years later she moved to Seattle, worked, raised two children, studied dance and later earned her MA in counseling. She performed with Playback Theater Northwest and joined the Raging Grannies in 1999 – just before the WTO protest. She has two delightful young granddaughters. Hinda and Shirley met in 1976.

 

Length: 78 min.
Original Title: Two Raging Grannies
Director: Håvard Bustnes
Producer: Christian Falch Faction Films (Norge)
Co-producers: Jesper Jack Frithjof Film (Dk) and Paolo Pallavidinon EiE Film (It)
Language: English with danish subtitles.
Danish Distribution: DOXBIO

 

Om instruktøren(-erne)
Christian Falch (født Norway, )

Christian Falch received his degree in filmmaking at Idefagskolen in Norway and has since 2003 been the manager of the production company Gammaglimt AS. He also produces documentaries for Faction Film AS. He has produced several documentary films for cinema and national and international TV and films have been screened at festivals such as, Fantastic Fest in Austin, Sitges in Spain, CHP:DOX in Denmark, Volda, BIFF, Red Carpet, Minimalen and Kosmorama in Norway as well as appearances at MipDoc in Cannes, Latin Side of the Doc in Argentine and DocPoint in Finland. His recent productions are The Exorcist in the 21st Century, Treason and Sabotage and Street of Dreams.

Håvard Bustnes (født Norway, 1973)

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.

DOXBIO Live

Shirley
Medvirkende
Hinda 
Medvirkende

Katrine Nyland Sørensen

Henrik Qvortrup
Politisk redaktør for TV2 og journalist.
Christoffer Arzrouni
Debatredaktør hos Børsen.
Katarina Juselius
Professor i økonomi på KU.
Lars Pehrson
Direktør i Merkur Andelskasse 
Finn Østrup
Professor i finansiering på CBS og medlem af finanskommissionen.

Sanne Gram
DR Nyheder

Henrik Qvortrup
Politisk redaktør for TV2 og journalist.
Christoffer Arzrouni
Debatredaktør hos Børsen.
Katarina Juselius
Professor i økonomi på KU.
Lars Pehrson
Direktør i Merkur Andelskasse 
Finn Østrup
Professor i finansiering på CBS og medlem af finanskommissionen.

Sanne Gram
DR Nyheder

Håvard Bustnes Instruktør

Jesper Jack Producer

Kathrine Nyland Sørensen

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