Breaking Social

Breaking Social explores the possibilities of overcoming injustice and corruption. The film aims to re-imagine the building blocks of our societies and ignite the hope that lives within us all. 


The duty of every citizen is to work hard and pay taxes, but this social pact is under threat. Those who make easy money contribute the least to society, diverting capital to tax havens and exploiting resources cheaply, while influencing politics to increase their profits. In this film, Fredrik Gertten exposes a failing system, highlighting the growing scale of corruption and social inequality across the globe. However, he also highlights those who are resisting this trend, illustrating the daily lives of activists in various countries and the obstacles they face, while exploring their motivation and determination to fight injustice.

Theme(s): , Culture, Feminism, Human Rights


Director | , Fredrik Gertten
Year | , 2023
Country | , Sweden
Duration | 92 minutes
Original language | , English, Spanish
Subtitles | , French
Sound design | Jatte Nilsson, Martin Hennel
Music | Florencia Di Concilio
Editing | Benjamin Binderup
Cinematographer | Janice D'Avila
Producer | Margarete Jangård



Fredrik Gertten


Fredrik Gertten is an award-winning Swedish director. He’s famous for local stories with a global impact, with films like PUSH (2019), JOZI GOLD (2019), Bikes vs Cars (2015), Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011) and Bananas!* (2009). He’s also the founder of the production company WG Film – one of Sweden’s most prominent documentary production companies. Here he combines filmmaking with a role as creative producer. In October 2017, Fredrik was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society for his work as a documentary filmmaker. He’s also a co-host of the podcast PUSHBACK Talks together with Leilani Farha.


CPH:DOX · Millennium Docs Against Gravity · DOK.fest Munich · Sheffield Doc/fest · CinemAmbiente · Dokufest Prizren · IDFA · FIPADOC



4 July 2024 at 21h15

Parc Molson 

A discussion with Claude Vaillancourt, président of Attac Québec, will follow the screening.

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