Mantaray Film

Dare Remember (2012)

"It's been 25 years and there is so little I remember. I can not remember the police investigation and I can not remember the trial. I have never talked to my parents about the rape, but it is always there anyway. "

What do they remember about the rape and the two trials? How has what happened to her affected others? A film about living with the memories and the courage to start talking, about no longer sidestep questions about guilt, responsibility and atonement. To move ahead in life.

Dare Remember is an exceptionally brave documentary film that put words to what has been hushed. About meeting what you prefer to forget.

A movie about moving forward.

Director: Ewa Cederstam
Cinematographer: Martina Iverus, Mattias Högberg
Editor: Kajsa Grandell
Producer: Stina Gardell / MANTARAY FILM
Co-producer Finland: Sonja Lindén / Avanton Film

Support by SFI, Tove Torbiörnsson and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Also The Finnish Film Fundation, YLE, Avek, Nordisk Film & TV-fond and EU Media. In cooperation with SVT, Charlotte Hellström. 

The film was selected for pitching at the documentary festival in Sheffield in 2009 and Thessaloniki in 2010. It premiered on March 9, 2012, at Folkets Bio.

The premiere was followed by showings by Folkets Bio in locations throughout Sweden. The film is currently on tour in small towns in Sweden by Våra Gårdar.

The film was shown at the Tempo Documentary Film Festival on March 7 2012, and in Stocka Film Festival on 5-9 September 2012. It also participated in the Nordic panorama on 21-26 September 2012.

The film won the Doris Prize 2012. It is now nominated for theTempo Documentary Award at Tempo Documentary Festival 2013.

In the autumn of 2012 and spring of 2013, a cooperation with Film Centre is started in effort to reach out to schools and institutions. You can book a showing of the film and a visit by the director. Book via

For links to reviews, articles and TV/radio appearences, se the swedish site.



Finnish Film Foundation, Avek