Moosa Lane

Anita Mathal Hopland, Denmark, 2022

86 min.DK/Documentary

Anita Mathal Hopland documents her Pakistani family of 25 living together in Karachi over 15 years. The film explores her personal journey as a child of multiple cultures and the impact of cultural origins on individual lives. Anita's exploration brings her closer to her own generation in Pakistan, revealing the challenges of being suspended between two cultures. She examines the rights and choices of women in her family, while questioning her own liberties in Danish society. The film provides intimate insights into the lives of three younger family members and their experiences with life and death.
Basic information Credits
Original title Moosa Lane
Danish title Moosa Lane
Keywords Denmark, Pakistan, Identity, Families, Family history, Family life, Everyday life, Traditions, Arranged marriages, Deaths, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Anita Mathal Hopland
Screenplay Anita Mathal Hopland
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography Anita Mathal Hopland
Editor Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Sound Are Åberg Krister Johnson, Jørgen Meyer, Audun Kvitland Røstad
Composer Kristoffer Lo
Production country Denmark
International sales Sonntag Pictures ApS
Online release 24.10.2023, Filmcentralen
Comment Anita Mathal Hopland's films include her debut as documentary feature director, the acclaimed 'On the Edge of Freedom' (2017), co-directed with Niels Lengerke.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Sonntag Pictures ApS
Co-production Spætt Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Midtnorsk Filmsenter, Fritt Ord


Direction Anita Mathal Hopland


Screenplay Anita Mathal Hopland


Producer Sara Stockmann
Co-producer Håward Wettland Gossé
Producer: development Søren Steen Jespersen
Production assistant Sophie Worming
Post-production supervisor Anders Christensen


Cinematographer Anita Mathal Hopland
First assistant camera Henrik B. Ipsen
First assistant camera Monika Mathal Hopland
First assistant camera Jameel Hopland
First assistant camera Zulgarnain Mathal
First assistant camera Hasnain Mathal
Drone operator Hasnain Haider
Drone operator Ghulam Muhammed
Drone operator Kasper Astrup Schröder
Drone operator Jais Tellervo Hansen


Editor Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Editing supervisor Åsa Mossberg


Composer Kristoffer Lo


Sound designer Are Åberg Krister Johnson
Sound designer Jørgen Meyer
Sound designer Audun Kvitland Røstad
Re-recording mixer Jørgen Meyer
Dialogue editor Jørgen Meyer
Sound design consultant Reda El-Kheloufi

Visual effects

Colourist Anders V. Christensen
Assistant colorgrader Maria Klarlund
Art work Mia Selin

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