Excerpt: "Paul Hansen - The Art of Being First to Arrive too late"

A documentary on the photographer and journalist Paul Hansen

Directed and Produced by Thomas Nordanstad, Music by Ebbot Lundberg. Cinematography Lars Skree and Sven Lindahl. Executive producers: SVT (Swedish Television), FV (Film Väst).

Thomas Nordanstad’s film about 2013 World Press Photo Award winner Paul Hansen is not just a portrait of a photo-journalist but the filmmakers’ attempt to show what the world a photo-journalist looks like. By following and going further into the conflicts, getting to know the people in them – it aims at social documentary as well. The viewer gets to interact with the events that Hansen photographs: Ukraine, Haiti, Gaza and Palestine. Some time the film has a vérité-style “point of view” (as when war breaks out in East Ukraine), other times moments are bound in reflection and thoughts about anxiety, fear etc and what goes through Hansen´s mind. Finally film celebrates one of the best photographers and photojournalists in the world right now, through his own lens.
Music is composed by “The Soundtrack of our lives” – hero Ebbot Lundberg and cinematography comes from “The Act of Killing” and “Armadillo” celebrated Lars Skree.