Erik Gandini

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Erik Gandini is an Italian-Swedish film director, writer, and producer and professor of documentary film at Stockholm University of the Arts. He has produced and directed numerous internationally acclaimed documentaries including Surplus – Terrorized into Being Consumers which won the Main Prize at IDFA 2003 and was screened at over 70 festivals around the world. Videocracy was shown at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto IFF, IDFA in 2009 and was nominated for a DOX:AWARD at CPH:DOX. In 2015, The Swedish Theory of Love premiered at the Stockholm International Film Festival and went on a successful international festival tour (CPH:DOX, IDFA) and was theatrically released in many territories. He produced The Raft by Marcus Lindeen which won numerous international awards, e.g. the main competition at CPH:DOX in 2018.


After Work, 2023
The Rebel, 2017
The Swedish Theory Of Love, 2015
Videocracy, 2009
Gitmo, Co-Directed W/ Tarik Saleh, 2005
Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers, 2003


After Work

In 1958, Hannah Arendt predicted a society without work. After Work explores this current reality and the quest for meaning in economies such as Italy, the USA, South Korea and Kuwait.