Being Ola

Equality / Human Rights/Documentary, Norway 2023

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Ola, who is 30 years old, lives in a small Norwegian village where people with and without disabilities live together in a harmonious community. They are largely self-sufficient, run a bakery, a carpentry workshop and a nursery, cook together, throw parties, and support one another. Ola is an optimistic, funny and introspective young man with a mild cognitive impairment, something he’s very open about. Although Ola has come to accept himself in his uniqueness, he does worry about how others view him and dreams of living a more independent life. When his best friend leaves the village and returns home, it marks the beginning of a new chapter in Ola’s life as he sets about making his desire for more independence a reality. “Being Ola” is an endearing portrait of an exceptional young man who puts his heart into fighting for equality, acceptance, and independence.
72 min
HD
Starting at 18
Audio language:
Norwegian

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Original title:

Ola – En helt vanlig uvanlig fyr

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Age rating:

Starting at 18

Audio language:

Norwegian