Work in Progress


Bromsgatan 2015, foto: Liselotte Wajstedt©

Year 2015 – ca 2018
70 min documentary
Director: Liselotte Wajstedt

What happens in the glitches between place and people; places and human history. The memory the place carries. Life once lived in that very place, the paths that once existed and the path down to the new.

The name of my new film is Kiruna Ortdrivaren (eng. The Drift Block). The name Ortdrivaren in Swedish, refers to the fantastic housing block Ortdrivaren developed by the architect Ralph Erskine. He took the functional and aesthetic concerns of our mountainous world and the mine mountain into consideration.
Moving the town Kiruna is a process that will take many years and it is necessary to follow the process on site. I have an unique position to do so as I grew up in Kiruna and currently live there. I work so to speak from the inside and can follow the process at close quarters.

My aim now is to tell the story of the town Kiruna in an in-depth project. It is important to think about place and people. What happens in the glitches between place and human beings?

Kiruna is my home. I think a lot about home and the meaning of home, place and identity.



See the Pilot:



Stefan Hencz, Euro-Barents Film & Video Production AB

Liselotte Wajstedt


With support from:

Co Producers: Filmpool Nord

Konstnärsnämnden 2015

Sámi council, 2015

Norrlands läns landsting, 2015

Samiske Kunstneres og Forfatteres Vederlagsfond, arbetsstipendium 2015

Privat: AB Skrot Johan Invest



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Kiruna Rymdvägen / Kiruna The Spaceroad

OBS! No English translation of this version. I will publish an English soon
It is not allowed to show the film publicly. Rights should apply for LittleBig productions.

Kiruna Rymdvägen, 52 min (2013)
(Kiruna Space Road)
Director, edit, script: Lisleotte Wjastedt
Producer: Anna G Magúsdóttir LittleBig Production
In co-production with: Filmpool Nord, Sirel Peensaar och Sveriges Telivision AB, Eva Sandelin
With support of: Svenska Filminstitutet Tove Torbiörnsson

Kiruna – Rymdvägen is a documentary film project in collaboration with Littlebig Productions, Filmpool Nord, SVT, SFI and Norrlands läns landsting.

“Almost all my childhood memories are from this area, especially along Bromsgatan.
I do remember the daily routines. Every morning at five, my father got up and joined the current of workers on their way to the underground. Two hours later we children got up and formed our own current on the way to The Company School. Every night the houses shuddered from the explosions below. ”
The story is told on two levels, the documentary level of what goes on today which ends when the houses are being torn down. The animated part is about the memories of childhood in the area. The spreading cracks on the surface go through the story as a heartbeat.


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