Skál

Documentary

A young woman stages a youth rebellion of her own design on the Faroe Islands, where the Christian faith is facing a new era.

Skál

Skál

Skál
– cheers to feeling dirty each time the sun rises

Dania is 21 years old and grew up in a Christian community in the Faroe Islands’ Bible belt. She has just moved to Tórshavn and is seeing Trygvi, a hip-hop artist and poet locally known as Silvurdrongur (Silver Kid). He comes from a secular family and writes poems and texts about the shadow sides of humanity. Dania herself sings in a Christian band but is fascinated by Trygvi’s courage to write brutally honest lyrics. As she tries to find her place in the world and understand herself, she starts to write more personal texts. Her writings develop into a collection of critical poems called ‘Skál’ (‘Cheers’), about the double life that she and other youths must live in the conservative Christian world. A world she does not want to abandon, but to change. Where do you draw your lines when you are young and Christian? Is it a sin to drink or dance? Is it a sin to have sex before marriage? Is it a sin to have a boyfriend who is not a Christian? And how long can you endure living between two worlds?

Director Cecilie Debell, Maria Tórgarð
Producer Heidi Kim Andersen
Produced by Made in Copenhagen
Duration 75’ & 1 hour
Release 2021
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