On October 15, 2018 the #metoo Symposium was held in Helsingør, Denmark at Kulturværftet. The purpose of the event was to discuss where we are today one year after the #metoo movement began and millions of women worldwide came forward with reports of sexual assault in the entertainment industry.
Alexandra Dahlström participated in the event as a speaker on the debate panel. Here are some of her thoughts on the #metoo movement.
Back in the panel debate, Alexandra Dahlström is also advocating that we regain solidarity and that women in the industry join forces to say ‘stop’. Women must support each other and should not fear losing jobs in what Dahlström calls “the boys club”. She believes that women are being trained to compete against each other, but if we are to see results, we must go beyond that and instead re-establish solidarity.
Dahlström adds that the reason why many people do not speak up may be related to the fear of being replaced in an industry that is filled with unsafe employment.
You can read the entire article here in Danish but if you enable Google Translate in Chrome you can automatically translate the article to English.
Johan Rosell’s short film Banana Pancake Trail will be competing in the 1KM Film section of the Stockholm International Film Festival taking place this November 7th to 18th. Alexandra will most likely be attending the festival this year so this will be a good opportunity to keep an eye out for photos and videos!
SIFF recently shared this still of Alexandra as Maya on their website.
Here are the still images from the short film Banana Pancake Trail that I’ve collected so far. Presented in no particular order.
As a bonus to these lovely photos, Arpi Sahakyan has a cinematographer reel posted with multiple scenes from the film. There is no dialogue and the scenes are throughout the reel. Definitely worth a watch!
Alexandra Dahlström and Farzad Farzaneh are going to be up to something at the Pristutdelning STOCKmotion (Prize Distribution) today. I’m not sure if she’ll be receiving an award, presenting or hosting but definitely something to keep an eye on today! It’s about 5pm in Stockholm as I’m typing this so we may not need to wait very long for (hopefully) some photos to appear online.
Update: Some photos have started to appear online!
This past Spring Alexandra Dahlström finished a short film called Banana Pancake Trail. It is directed by Johan Rosell and is set to screen at the Uppsala Film Festival on October 25th and on SVT sometime in January. Here you’ll find a scene between Alexandra Dahlström & costar Erik Bolin. There are no subtitles unfortunately and it’s only in Swedish. The video should load at the correct spot but if not you’ll want to tune in at 4 minutes, 58 seconds.
Maya has kept away from Sweden for the past years and lives a wandering life in Southeast Asia without any intention of ever returning. But when she finds out the only person she’s still in contact with back home only has days left to live, she quickly needs to get enough money together to pay for a plane ticket.