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Frame to Frame – April 24, 2019: Life Overtakes Me

John Haptas and Kris Samuelson

Reyna Cowan interviews Berkeley-based directors: John Haptas and Kris Samuelson about their new documentary essay, Life Overtakes Me. The film looks at refugee children in Sweden who have become afflicted into Resignation Syndrome, withdrawing from the world into a coma-like state for months, or even years. The families of these children have been subjected to severe trauma in their home countries, followed by the anxiety of a lengthy asylum process and an uncertain future.

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