Say Something


Asa Ekman


Oscar Hedin


Impact campaign support


Isabell grew up witnessing her mother’s boyfriend beating her mother. Say Something is a coming of age documentary where the young person’s teenage years has been characterised by witnessing violence. We follow the relationship between mother and daughter as they struggle not only to communicate but also to understand and forgive. Will her mother listen, and will they be able to reconcile?

Say Something joins My life my lesson as the completing part in a documentary diptych on children growing up in domestic violence.

Åsa Ekman, Oscar Hedin and Anders Teigen brings us a powerful, intimate and unflinching story about a girl who is trying to make peace with the past and at the same time chase her dreams. The film was presented at the IDFA Forum 2014, the same year as My life my lesson premiered in mid-length competition at the same festival. Say Something world premiered in Panorama at IDFA 2015.

Outreach supported:

We will create a digital platform that is intended to function as a translator moving the films from being films towards a campaign; making children growing up in domestic violence heard and seen. Parallell to this we will work with youth screenings and create a meeting point for children and politicians.