A film by Cecilie Denkinger,
Country: Norway,
Duration: 38min,
Language: Norwegian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 2012

Anne likes looking at old photographs. Stories about people and places come to her mind. By listening to Anne history comes alive. In “As long as you want” we meet Anne in Longyearbyen on the arctic archipelago Svalbard. The modern “family society” started as a company town connected to the coal mining industry that is still important. Anne is 80 years and one of the few retired persons living in this society. Most of the inhabitants stay there for a relatively short period in their working lives. In the summer Anne leaves Svalbard. She visits her childhood place in Norway where her son’s family is living. Next time, she might have left Svalbard forever. Retirement homes don’t exist there.

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