Rise And Shine | SILVANA


Wake Me Up When You Are Awake
Celebrities, Feminism, LGBT, Music, Society

Documentary, Sweden 2017
Runtime: 90 min. / 58 min.
Directors: M. Gustafson, O. Kastebring, C. Tsiobanelis
Production: Mantaray Film


With her uncompromising lyrics against all forms of oppression, Swedish rapper Silvana Imam has taken Scandinavia by storm. She uses her razor-sharp tongue to spotlight movements taking place in today‘s society, embodying the voice of a new generation along the way. This film follows Silvana from underground artist to icon, as she wins several major awards and forms an almost mythical relationship with Swedish pop-artist Beatrice Eli.


However, after just one year in the limelight, it all came to a sudden halt. Silvana crashes under the pressure, fed-up with the implications of being labeled a “strong female”. She decides to start showing new sides of herself “because there‘re no super-heroes, just human beings.”


2017: IDFA, Kaunas IFF
2018: DocPoint Helsinki, DocPoint Tallinn, SeeYouSound, If Istanbul, Thessaloniki Doc, One World Prague, CPH:DOX, One World Romania, Docudays UA, Kinodvor Ljubljana, Cleveland IFF, Visions Du Réel, Northern Lights Belarus, Kristiansand Int. Children’s FF, Crossing Europe, Dok.Fest Munich, Cinedoc Tbilisi, Docs Against Gravity, Toronto LGBT, Beat Film Moscow, Oslo Pix, Sheffield Docfest, Lemesos IFF, Docufest Kosovo, Jecheon Film & Music Festival, Monterrey IFF, Streetart Festival Katowice, MICGenero Mexico, All Genders LIFF, Take One Action, Oslo Fusion, Some Prefer Cake – Bologna, Film Pop Montreal, Women Make Waves, One World Slovakia