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You Have to Believe
Debora Elgeholm

Every year the Pentecostal Movement hosts a major camp meeting conference in Husbolinden, a village in the north of Sweden. You Have to Believe revolves around these camp meetings. The point of departure is the connection between prayer and the placebo effect. The documentary feature of the film changes into a more personal storytelling where my family’s relation to the place is brought out as well as my own relation, or capacity, to pray for others. The repetition of an event, in the past and the present time, shows us that the camp meeting is a timeless zone to some extent – new children grow up within the movement but the same miracles and healings take place.

You Have to Believe is a personal documentary where memory is investigated – the memory of a place and a way of looking at reality. 

English title Man måste kunna tro
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:15:00
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2011
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