Complaints Choir


If you feel the need to complain one way could be yelling it out with fellow complainers in a choir. How to do it? Invite friends over – and some musicians! Find something to complain about. Sing it out loud on the streets and pass it on to the next town.


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Complaints Choir

Complaints Choir

In this funny yet thought provoking documentary we follow the worldwide Complaints Choir created by the Finnish artists Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen. The film centers on a number of choir members during the making of Complaints Choirs in Chicago, Singapore and beyond.

While following the creation of the choir songs, consisting alone of the participants complaints, the film delves on the questions; what is complaining?

Why do so many people spend so much energy on it? Is it a basic manner of communication serving the purpose of emotional relief? And ultimately, what happens if people in a society are not at all allowed to complain?

Director Ada Bligaard Søby
Producer Morten Juhl Kjelms
Produced by Fine & Mellow A/S, Kinotar Oy, Smog Veil Records, SVT & YLE
Duration 56 min.
Year of Production 2009
Original Title Complaints Choir