2011, 50 minutes, HD, 3screen projection, 5.1 surround sound.
Director / Editing: Nikolaj B. S. Larsen
DoP: Jonas Mortensen
Original music and Sound design: Mikkel H. Eriksen
Promised Land portrays Mohammed, Jafar, Hasan, Camron, Khan, Reza and his three year old son, Nima - young migrants who will go to any length to cross the Channel from the French seaport town of Calais to enter Britain in the hope of finding a better life. The multiple screens in Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen’s Promised Land combine beautiful cinematography with footage captured by migrants to give a deep insight into their close friendships, their hopes, dreams and ways of coping with the misery of their
situation, their journeys from war-torn regimes, and dangerous attempts at getting into Britain - their Promised Land.
Promised Land is commissioned by the Creative Foundation for Folkestone Triennial 2011 and is made with generous support from The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, The Arts Council England and The Danish Arts Council.