She Sings

48 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

The 19 year old Dechen is living with her mother and little brother in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Dechen dreams of becoming a successful singer and is selected to be a contestant in the Bhutan TV singing contest 'Druk Super Star'. As the competition evolves, Dechen explores the story of her beloved late grandmother who was a singing talent just like Dechen. In her search for identity, Dechen uncovers the dark history of her family in which blessings and curses stand side by side. The crossover from child to adult in the young girl reflects a country in the middle of a transition between the old and the modern world. »She Sings« is filmed in Bhutan and is a Danish/Bhutanese production.
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Original title She Sings
Danish title Hun synger
Other titles Layers of fog
Keywords Bhutan Idols, Roder, Dechen, Singers, Singing competitions, Identity, Generations, Superstition, Bhutan, 2010-2019
Director Dechen Roder, Caroline Sascha Cogez
Screenplay Caroline Sascha Cogez
Producer Casper Høyberg, Ulrik Gutkin, Caroline Sascha Cogez
Director of Photography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editor Signe Rebekka Kaufmann, Una Gunjak
Sound Jakob Garfield, Morten Groth Brandt
Composer Mads Heldtberg
Production country Denmark
Production company Copenhagen Film Company kort og dok.
Domestic distribution CPH:DOX
International sales
Danish festival release 06.11.2011, Grand, CPH:DOX
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Copenhagen Film Company kort og dok.
Co-production Pasha Parts
Domestic distribution CPH:DOX


Direction Dechen Roder
Direction Caroline Sascha Cogez


Script Caroline Sascha Cogez


Producer Casper Høyberg
Producer Ulrik Gutkin
Producer Caroline Sascha Cogez
Producer's assistant Chandra Rai
Location manager Tshering Dorji


Cinematography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Camera assistant Ashik Pradhan
Camera assistant Ugyen Tshering
Camera operator: 8 mm Caroline Sascha Cogez


Editing Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Editing Una Gunjak
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen
Editing supervisor Marie Louise Lefèvre


Music Mads Heldtberg


Sound Jakob Garfield
Sound Morten Groth Brandt

Visual effects

Colourist Ian Bach
VFX Tine Nikali

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Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Sørensen 2012-09-13
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