Documentary Film / Germany – Norway – Sweden / 2012 / 59′ & 118′

  • Author:Kari Anne Moe
  • Director:Kari Anne Moe
  • DOP:Håvard Fossum
  • Editor:Robert Stengård, Svein Olav Sandem
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Haugesund FF 2012, IDFA 2012, ZagrebDox 2013, One World HRFF Prague 2013, Nordic/Docs IDF 2013, Sheffield IDF 2013, Dokufest Prizren 2013, Prix Europe 2013 (Special Mention in the category Best Intercultural TV Programme), Nordic Film Day Luebeck 2013 (Documentary Film Prize)

Sana, Henrik, Haakon and Johanne are members of various political youth parties. They are in the process of preparing for the election campaign, with intense debate training. Sana is looking forward to having her braces removed before school starts, Henrik is tired of having to defend himself against radical youths claiming that his party is racist, Haakon is looking forward to moving into his own apartment, and Johanne is about to withdraw from the debate-team, because she cannot deal with the pressure. On July 21, Johanne boards the ferry to Utøya Island. The subsequent events change everything forever. Oslo is hit by terror. A bomb rips through the government block, and a right-wing extremist mass murderer carries out a massacre at the AUF summer camp. The documentary BRAVEHEARTS portrays the generation marked for life by July 22, 2011.

In co-production with Sant & Usant (NO), Auto Images (SE), NRK (NO), SWR and WDR. In association with YLE (FI), VPRO (NL), SVT (SE) and RUV (IS). Supported by Norwegian Film Institute, Film og Kino, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fritt ord, Nordisk Film og TV Fond, Swedish Film Institute and Film i Skåne.