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Life Overtakes Me (2019)

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In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life's uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.
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Henry Ascher Henry Ascher ... Self - Pediatrician and Professor, University of Gothenburg (as Henry Ascher MD)
Nadja Hatem Nadja Hatem ... Self - Immigration Attorney
Mikael Billing Mikael Billing ... Self - Psychologist and Psychotherapist, BUP Asylum Psychiatric Unit
Karl Sallin Karl Sallin ... Self - Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University (as Karl Sallin MD)
Elizabeth Hultcrantz Elizabeth Hultcrantz ... Self - Professor Emerita, Linköping University (as Elizabeth Hultcrantz MD PhD)
Gellert Tamas Gellert Tamas ... Self - Author and Journalist
Anne-Liis von Knorring Anne-Liis von Knorring ... Self - Child Psychologist, Professor Emerita, Uppsala University (as Anne-Liis von Knorring MD)
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Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden, who have fled with their families from extreme trauma, have become afflicted with 'uppgivenhetssyndrom,' or Resignation Syndrome. Facing deportation, they withdraw from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months, or even years.

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Documentary | Short

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Interesting but bad executed
29 December 2019 | by borgolariciSee all my reviews

While the issue is tragic and potentially extremely interesting, the documentary is quite lame. Basically almost its 40 minutes is silent footage of sleeping children and the backstory of the families is badly explained, the interviewer imho didn't do a very good job. The medical side of the question is left unexplored, just as the cultural one.


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Sweden | USA

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Swedish | Ukrainian | English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Life Overtakes Me See more »

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Sweden

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Stylo Films See more »
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