Life Overtakes Me
Directed by: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson
USA/Sweden, 2019, 40m
East Coast Premiere/2nd U.S. Screening
The stress of escaping your country as a refugee is overwhelming for an adult. It is even worse for a child. In recent years, several hundred refugee children in Sweden have withdrawn into the stress-related Resignation Syndrome, a sort of “willed death,” remaining in a coma-like state for months or even years.