Girl Against Gravity

Year
2017
Country
Denmark
Duration
21’
Director
Jens Pedersen

Erdenchimeg (11) has her mind set on becoming a famous contortionist – a speciality of Mongolian acrobats. Her team at the circus school is invited to become part of a prestigious show on the parliament square. But suddenly Erdenchimeg seems incapable of managing her exercise. The prospect of becoming the ‘odd one out’ on her team is all the more frightening because her dad is imprisoned, her mother is a former drunk, and Erdenchimeg was only admitted to the circus school as an act of good will. Not just her own dreams, but also the dignity of her family is at stake. But in the end she finds her inner strength and pulls through!

 

Recommended age 7+

CREW:
Director: Jens Pedersen
Producer: Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Cinematographer: Jens Pedersen
Editor: Jesper Osmund
Sound: Hans Møller
Production and Sales
Toolboox Film, [email protected]
Director
Jens Pedersen

Jens Pedersen studied at Roskilde University and San Francisco State University. Pedersen has directed a number of documentary films, including the series Faith Hope Afghanistan (2013) and Kids on the Silk Road (2017). An episode from Faith Hope Afghanistan won the Audience Award and the Award for Best Documentary at the BUSTER Film Festival in 2014, and both series have had several episodes selected for a number of festivals such as IDFA.

Selected Filmography

Kids on the Silk Road (2017)

Hall «ANSHLAG»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
Hall «ANSHLAG»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
Hall «LEFT»
Boomer Cinema
vul. Lavruhina, 4
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
Main Hall
Fakel Cinema
Mykoly Bazhana Avenue, 3A
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
Small Hall
Kyiv Rus Cinema
Sichovykh Striltsiv St., 93
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
Main Hall
Taras Shevchenko Cinema
Vyshgorodska St., 49
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
Hall «ANSHLAG»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
21 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
 31 — 9 
May
June 2024
Excess Will Save Us
DOCU/YOUTH
Excess Will Save Us
Year
2020
Country
France, Sweden
Director
Morgane Dziurla-Petit
Duration
100’
DOCU/YOUTH
Shirampari: Legacies of the River
DOCU/YOUTH
Shirampari: Legacies of the River
Year
2022
Country
Peru, Spain, USA
Director
Lucía Florez
Duration
15’
DOCU/YOUTH
Oasis
DOCU/YOUTH
Oasis
Year
2022
Country
Canada
Director
Justine Martin
Duration
15’
DOCU/YOUTH
Ramboy
DOCU/YOUTH
Ramboy
Year
2022
Country
Switzerland
Directors
Matthias Joulaud, Lucien Roux
Duration
30’
DOCU/YOUTH