A choir leader standing in a spotlight.
A gospel choir singing.
The Tensta Gospel Choir© Ellinor Hallin for Mantaray Film AB

About the film

In The Choir, director Amanda Pesikan follows one of Sweden’s most popular choirs on a crucial journey to Chicago, the hometown of gospel. The trip soon turns into a spiritual and emotional challenge, where questions of faith, leadership and spirituality will put the choir’s affinity for each other to the test. The film documents a crucial time in the choir’s history, while confronted with issues of religion, individuality and community.

Subtitles

Subtitles are available in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. For other languages, you will need to include the costs for local translation in the budget of your application.

Genre

Documentary

Trailer

Film facts

Original title: Kören - En film om Tensta Gospel Choir

Director: Amanda Pesikan

Director’s biography: The Choir is Amanda Pesikans debut as a film director but she has over 16 years experience as a TV producer, developer and editor. Pesikan has also directed AIDA WAS HERE, three perspectives of a childhood, told by the artist and photographer Aida Chehregosha and her parents.

Screenplay: Amanda Pesikan

With: Tensta Gospel Choir

Production: Anna Weitz and Stina Gardell for Mantaray Film AB

Age limit: suitable for all audiences

Time: 79 minutes

National release: 2021

How to apply

If you represent a Swedish foreign mission you can apply for permission to screen films at local film events. The application is made via the SI Customer portal. When you make your application, you have the option to request financial support for the event.

To preview full length films, get information about local rights, and access other protected content, you need to create an application, which you can then review and complete at a later date. Before making an application, it is mandatory to read the rules and conditions for the Swedish film selection.

We will review your application and give you access to film material and information on how to preview the films.

Once you have decided which film or films to screen, and have all the required information, you update and send in your application via the portal.

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