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11.03. - 19:00,
French Cultural Institute

Director:  Jamie J. Johnson
Music:  Mat Davidson
With:  Marina Baltadzi, Yiorgos Ioannides, Mariam Romelashvili
Producers:  Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley
Screenplay:  Jamie J. Johnson
Production:  Number 9 Films
International distribution:  Intandem Films
DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME - COPMETITION
Blind Loves
Eisenwurzen - a Mountain Musical
Flyers over Amazonia
Rene
See You at the Eiffel Tower
Seeds of Summer
Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary
The Bug Trainer
The English Surgeon
The Flower Bridge
Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary
Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary
Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary
United Kingdom , 2008, 89 min, color

Sounds Like Teen Spirit...A Popumentary is an affectionate, comic and unique feature documentary that delves behind the scenes of the world's premiere youth music spectacle; The Junior Eurovision Song Contest. While The Eurovision Song Contest has matured into the highest rating non-sporting event in the world, enjoyed by over six hundred million people annually, Junior Eurovision is somewhat more of a home-grown affair. Now in its seventh year, the Junior competition differs in one major aspect from the adult competition: all of the ten to fifteen year old amateur contestants must compose and write their own entries and sing them in their national language. Not knowing who would make it through all seventeen participating countries' national selections, the film crew travelled from Belarus to the Ukraine, Cyprus to Belgium and Malta to Sweden to see whom each nation selected to represent them in Rotterdam at the Final.

Jamie J. Johnson
Jamie Jay Johnson was born in London, England. He received a B.A. from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and an M.A. at the National Film and Television School. He has been nominated for numerous awards for his television documentaries. Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary (2008) is his debut feature documentary.
2003  Holiday Around My Bedroom docu short
2005  Raw Britannia docu TV series
2008  Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary
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