On the Edge of Freedom

58 min.DK/Documentary

Imagine climbing up to the top of the antenna of a skyscraper and standing several hundred meters above the ground - without a parachute. This is what a group of death-defying Russian 'roofers' do in a quest for an adrenaline rush, wild selfies and a new away to express themselves in protest against an authoritarian society. The group is headed by a young woman who, armed with a GoPro camera, takes us up to the very top. And you are guaranteed to break out in a sweat and hold your breath when she remotely controls her drone camera from the top of a crane several hundred meters above the ground. The phenomenon is known as 'roofing' and 'urban exploring', and is taking the world by storm, driven by YouTube and Instagram. But even though the youths in the conflict-ridden Russian society themselves choose to confront fear through their actions, the realities further down don't just diesappear.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title På kanten af frihed
Danish title På kanten af frihed
Keywords Russia, Young people, Courage, Daredevils, Protest strikes, 2010-2019
Director Anita Mathal Hopland, Jens Lengerke
Producer Søren Steen Jespersen
Director of Photography Anita Mathal Hopland, Jens Lengerke
Editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Sound Stefan Leissner, Troels Jørgensen
Composer Morten Svenstrup, Alfred Benedict
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
Danish theatrical release 17.03.2017
Cinemas CPH:DOX 2017
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Executive Producer Larm Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Anita Mathal Hopland
Direction Jens Lengerke


Producer Søren Steen Jespersen
Production manager Signe Birket-Smith
Production manager Frederik Sølberg


Cinematographer Anita Mathal Hopland
Cinematographer Jens Lengerke


Editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen


Composer Morten Svenstrup
Composer Alfred Benedict


Sound supervisor Reda El-Kheloufi
Sound mixer Reda El-Kheloufi
Sound designer Stefan Leissner
Sound designer Troels Jørgensen
Foley artist Tobias Hellkvist

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