About the film
refugee childhood trauma
Life Overtakes Me
Release Date: January 26, 2019
|Production Companies||:||Camera Stylo Films|
|Director||:||John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson|
|Producers||:||John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson, Bonni Cohen, Lisa Kleiner-Chanoff, Ariane Wu|
Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden, who have fled with their families from extreme trauma, have become afflicted with 'uppgivenhetssyndrom,' or Resignation Syndrome. Facing deportation, they withdraw from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months, or even years.