|02.03. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1|
Every day, athletic stars are honoured for their success. TV screens broadcast their faces across the world. To create international Olympic champions, nations put their young talents through rigorous training programmes with huge financial support from their governments and sponsors. But the price of the gold is high. This film examines exactly how much blood, sweat and tears top athletes invest in their quest for success. Is it worth it – and what happens to the ones who sacrifice everything to reach the top, but who in the end, for various reasons, don’t make it?
Folke Rydén was born 1958 in Uppsala, Sweden. With an MA in journalism from the University of Stockholm, he began working for Swedish National Television in 1982. In 1989, Folke Rydén became the U.S. correspondent for SVT, based in Washington D.C. He moved to Hong Kong in 1996. He has won numerous international awards and his documentaries have been shown all over the world. In 1993, he was awarded the Bonnier Grand Prize in journalism – the most prestigious journalism award in Sweden. Today Folke Rydén lives and works in Sweden where he has his own production company, Folke Rydén Production.
2012, 60', video
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Folke Ryden Production
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