The Battle for the Harbour of Peace (overview)

Lars Borking, Denmark, 2021

86 min.Series (documentary)

A story about a group of homeless people, boat squatting in central Copenhagen. We follow the circus trained entertainer Storken and the former boat builder Esben in their struggles, sharing space, beers and weed, ups and downs. Do they demonstrate against politicians and neighbours, or try to convince their opponents by being exemplary good neighbours and use the clearing of the area for the benefit of the environment and local wildlife? It’s the collision between high and low: the upper echelon of citizens and politicians versus the homeless watersquatters. But will Esben and Stork succeed and save the Habour Of Peace?
Basic information Credits
Original title Slaget om Fredens Havn (oversigt)
Danish title Slaget om Fredens Havn (oversigt)
Included titles The Battle for the Harbour of Peace 1:3 – We Have Found Peace Here
The Battle for the Harbour of Peace 2:3 – They are Charging us
The Battle for the Harbour of Peace 3:3 – The Cranes and the Love is Upon Us
Director Lars Borking
Producer Jesper Jack
Director of Photography Lars Borking, Oscar Lange Riis-Hansen, Ditte Haarløv Johnsen, Emil Langballe
Editor Marie-Louise Bordinggaard, Yrsa Wedel, Mette Esmark
Sound Peter Schultz
Composer Christoffer Møller
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution TV2
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company House of Real
Executive Producer TV2
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution TV2


Direction Lars Borking


Producer Jesper Jack
Production manager Katrine Dolmer
Post-production manager Ida Dolmer
Production assistant Sonia Ladidá Schiavone
Producer: development Henrik Underbjerg
TV2 editor Nikolaj Daugberg


Cinematographer Lars Borking
Cinematographer Oscar Lange Riis-Hansen
Cinematographer Ditte Haarløv Johnsen
Cinematographer Emil Langballe
Drone operator Jesper Gamst Hansen
Drone operator Mathias Arvedsen
Drone operator Donald Macintyre


Editor Marie-Louise Bordinggaard
Editor Yrsa Wedel
Editor Mette Esmark
Assistant editor Laurits Eg Sindberg
Editor: development Camilla Ebling
Editor: development Dan Loghin


Composer Christoffer Møller


Sound engineer Peter Schultz

Visual effects

Graphic design Rasmus Robak
Graphic design Robin Hart
Colourist Edoardo Rebecchi
Colourist Jonas Lau Frandsen


Narrator Jesper Christensen

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