Synopsis by Michael Hastings
In Gothenburg, Sweden, leaders of the European Union gathered for an annual summit in the summer of 2001 and were met by thousands of anti-globalization protesters. In the melee that followed, property was damaged, businesses were looted, and the aggressive police force brought in to control the crowd wounded two young demonstrators, one critically. Not two years after the event, director Lukas Moodysson teamed up with photojournalist Stefan Jarl to revisit the protestors' side of the skirmish and their interviews make up the body of the documentary Terrorister. Exploring their subjects' political beliefs, family upbringings, and recollections of the fateful day, Moodysson and Jarl provide an unabashedly biased portrait of young men and women who were forced to serve long -- some say unnecessarily long -- sentences in Swedish prison.
riot [uprising], European-Union, summit-meeting, activism, Swedish [nationality], behind-the-scenes, imprisonment