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The President from the North

Lars Feldballe Petersen, Denmark, 2017

63 min.DK/Documentary

Can you run as president and create a new and democratic Somalia after 47 years in Denmark? This is exactly what 67-year-old Ahmed Dualeh is planning to do, as he sets course for the country he, more than anything else, wants to help rebuild on the basis of values he has come to appreciate during his time in Denmark. But his dream proves to be far from the everyday reality in Somalia. Resistance is heavy and the victories few. At the same time his own foundation is crumbling under his feet, as he and his family in Denmark are slowly drifting apart. The question is: Can Dualeh let go of his dream of rebuilding the country of his childhood, and what price is he willing to pay?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Præsidenten fra Nordvest
Danish title Præsidenten fra Nordvest
Other titles The President from the North
Keywords Somalia, Domestic policy, Democracy, Personal history, Dualeh, Ahmed, 2010-2019
Director Lars Feldballe Petersen
Screenplay Lars Feldballe Petersen, Jacob Andersen
Producer Lisa Klit, Nils Feldballe Petersen
Director of Photography Lars Feldballe Petersen, Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Jacob Andersen
Composer Povl Kristian
Production country Denmark
Production companies Film & TV Compagniet
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Danmarks Radio
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Danish festival release 20.03.2017,
Comment Lars Feldballe Petersen's films include The Battle on Chemicals (2008) and The Unforgiven (2017), the latter title premiering at CPH:DOX. He has also produced a number of films.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Film & TV Compagniet
With support from FilmFyn, Danmarks Radio
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Danmarks Radio

Direction

Direction Lars Feldballe Petersen

Script

Screenplay Lars Feldballe Petersen
Screenplay Jacob Andersen
Concept Jacob Andersen

Production

Producer Lisa Klit
Producer Nils Feldballe Petersen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Lars Feldballe Petersen
Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Editing

Editing Jacob Andersen

Music

Composer Povl Kristian

Visual effects

Colourist Adam Bendixen
Motion graphics Lars Gregers

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