Harmageddon olohuoneessa

Harmageddon olohuoneessa

Domestic title:
Harmageddon olohuoneessa
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Script:
Katja Niemi
Director:
Katja Niemi
Producer:
Oskar Forstén
Year:
0
FFF support:
€55000
Budget:
€116.685
Description:
In her own living room Josefina has her final battle with the enemy. The congregation’s internal judicial committee concluded that Josefina, who was 11 years old, had seduced her adult abuser, and forbid her to tell anybody about the incident. The issue was settled, and mutual forgiveness was sealed in a coffee service. Josefina was forced to serve coffee to her abuser.

Josefina believed she was guilty and remained silent. Until now 25 years later Josefina relives her childhood trauma with other former Jehova’s Witnesses by reconstructing the judicial committee and the coffee serving scene from her childhood. She tries to understand her mother and other adults who did not notify the authorities about her being sexually abused, but instead dealt with the issue internally in the congregation and forbade Josefina from telling anybody about the whole affair. As an adult, Josefina brought her own child up as a member of the same religious community, and only years later left the cult.
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