The Goodness Regime
A project by Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle
The Goodness Regime (2013) is a new, 21-minute film written and directed collaboratively by the artists Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle. With the help of a cast of children, the film investigates the foundations of the ideology and self-image of modern Norway – from the Crusades, via the adventures of Fridtjof Nansen and the trauma of wartime occupation, to the diplomatic theatre of the Oslo Peace Accords. The Goodness Regime was shot in Norway and Palestine, and combines the children's performances with archive sound recordings and new documentary footage filmed on location. The film was premiered at Kunsthall Oslo exactly twenty years after the conclusion and signing of the Oslo Agreement by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation in August and September 1993.
The work is supported by Arts Council Norway, Sharjah Art Foundation, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norsk Fotografisk Fond, and Office of Contemporary Art Norway.
To read an interview with Jumana Mann for Platform 006, follow this link.