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2011-08-17

First look at Harbour of Hope

Now you can get the first preview of the next documentary project from Auto Images. The film is entitled Harbour of Hope and is focusing on liberated concentration camp survivors rescued to the peaceful harbour town Malmö. Here they started life again. It is a film full of love, hope and unsolved mysteries. Harbour of Hope is directed by Magnus Gertten.

Harbour of Hope trailer in rough cut version


About Harbour of Hope In 1945 Irene, Ewa and Joe were among the nearly 30,000 survivors rescued from German concentration camps to the peaceful harbour town Malmö, Sweden. Here they started life again. In unique archive footage we see 10 year-old Irene at the harbour taking her first shaky steps in freedom. We see newborn Ewa carried from the boat by her mother. And we meet Joe, who arrived as a lonely child without his family. In Harbour of Hope they tell their amazing stories from the moment of liberation to the unsolved mysteries in present time. A film about dealing with war memories, the importance of a helping hand and finding a “harbour of hope”.


The Harbour of Hope world premiere is expected to be in the Fall 2011. Harbour of Hope is directed by Magnus Gertten and produced by Lennart Ström for Auto Images. To stay updated on the progress of the film you can follow the Harbour of Hope Facebook page.


Proud co-producer

Auto Images has definitely no problem in using the expression ’a proud co-producer’. We have been a partner and co-producer in several succesful international documentary projects these last years.

In October 2013 our Finnish co-production The Punk Syndrome (Mouka Filmi, Helsinki) won Prix Europa for The Best European TV Documentary. Our Norwegian co-prod Bravehearts (Til Ungdommen, Sant og Usant) received a Special Commendation in Prix Europa’s category Best Intercultural TV Programme. Both doc’s has received international film festival awards.

During 2014 our next co-production with Mouka Filmi in Helsinki will be released. It’s Once I Dreamt of Life, a very personal film about suicide, directed by Jukka Kärkkäinen and Sini Liimatainen, produced by Sami Jahnukainen. Part of this project is also Alias Films in Berlin. 

Poster "The Punk Syndrome"
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