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En bra vecka för demokratin
Cecilia Björk

A point of pride of Swedish democracy since 1968, the political festival Almedalen keeps getting bigger every summer. Shot here over the course of three years, A Good Week for Democracy follows politicians, lobbyists and journalists at different stages in their careers, with different degrees of power, as they navigate the game rules of democracy. The film is a study of how politics is performed in a society where media attention is hard currency.

English title A Good Week for Democracy
Keywords Power, Documentary
Aspect ratio 1.85:1 (Flat)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 01:15:00
Color Color
Sound Stereo & Dolby Surround 5.1
Year 2018
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About the artist

Cecilia Björk

Cecilia Björk is a director, scriptwriter and producer. Her film A Good Week for Democracy (2018) raised a lot of attention and sparked a national debate about politics, the media and the prerequisites of democracy. Her short doc Blessed (2014) looks at how faith is manifested, through a Christian summer meeting on the west coast of Sweden. In 2022 she made the film For now I feel like we shouldn’t join NATO, documenting resistance towards the Swedish application for Nato membership. She has also worked with documentary casting and line producing, e.g. for the short film Ten Meter Tower. She is the producer for amongst others Lizard Brain, a fiction film by director Elisabeth Marjanović Cronvall. She also works with the screening and distribution of films, as producer for the non-profit art film organisation Film i Samtidskonsten, and with Tempo Documentary Festival, where she serves as programmer for the international section.