Kjell Magne Haugan and Sofia Haugan in The Robber's Daughter. Photo: IndieFilm.
On Saturday, 18 August, the documentary film "The Robber's Daughter" won the award for best documentary film at the Amanda Award Ceremony
in Haugesund. The Fritt Ord Foundation congratulates the winners!
"The Robber's Daughter" was directed by Sofia Haugan and produced by Carsten Aanonsen for IndieFilm. It deals with what it is like to grow up with a father who is a criminal substance abuser. In the film, Haugan tries to help her father get clean, so that they can have a better relationship. It is a hard struggle to fight both substance abuse and the system. After growing up with little contact between Sofia and her father, not much is reminiscent of an ordinary father-daughter relationship. This is a tender, nice and humorous documentary that gives us an idea of what it is like to be a relative, given the welfare state's relief measures and its powerlessness.
"The Robber's Daughter" is Sofia Haugan's first film. Fritt Ord has provided support for the production and promotion of the film.